Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Kevin Mitnick on why banning laptops from aircraft is dumb (and the best way to make a prison shank)

In the 1990’s, Kevin Mitnick was the world’s most wanted hacker. At the height of his infamy, he was the subject of a manhunt that dragged on for over two years. When US authorities finally captured him, prison administrators placed him in solitary confinement over fears he’d launch an ICBM strike by whistling dial tones into the facility’s payphone. Today, he’s still the world’s most wanted hacker. The only difference is he’s gone legit. Last Wednesday, Mitnick gave the keynote address at IP Expo – an information security trade show, held in the splendor of Manchester’s Central Exhibition Center. Delegates were so eager to…

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