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EVENT REVIEW: The most famous hacker in the world offers a conference in Jalisco Talent Land

Apr 4, 2018 - LNN, by Samira Kazka

(Translated from Spanish using Google Translator)

Among the most outstanding activities and described as must-see in Jalisco Talent Land , Kevin Mitnick , considered the most famous hacker in the world, gave a keynote address on the main stage of Expo Guadalajara .

For more than an hour and a half, Kevin Mitnick narrated several anecdotes, such as when he was a student and managed to obtain the password of his computer teacher. In addition, before the astonished look of the young people, he told how he managed to hack the payment system of a bus so that users could travel for free.

In one of the most recurrent themes in his life, he confessed that he does not like to be called or considered a hacker; 'It's as if Pablo Escobar had become a pharmacist,' he compared.

For the above, Kevin Mitnick recalled how in the nineties he was one of the most wanted cybercriminals by the FBI for violating the systems of more than 40 corporations for pure fun for what, he said, although this activity got him into many problems in the past , you are currently paid for it: you do it with 'authorization'.

After leaving prison in 2002 as a catharsis, Mitnick founded his own company in cybersecurity, is author of best sellers, advisor on cyber security issues and a consultant for several governments worldwide.

As part of the technological awareness, subject in which he emphasized, said that it is necessary for users to emphasize their computer security, because in some occasions to save invest in programs and operating systems of low cost or free, instead of acquiring others of better and high performance.

In this regard, he showed a series of artifacts, such as one that allows remote access to bank card data of passers-by. Finally, the hacker, cracker (system violator) and phreaker (expert in mobile phones and networks), as a thank you, gave attendees their business card.

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