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Govtcheez
01-20-2003, 11:58 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/01/19/tech.mitnick.reut/index.html

It's nothing stupendously amazing, but it is kinda cool to think that he's finally getting back online, and it's a big enough deal that it'll be on live TV.

If I got TechTV, I'd be all over this (that and ScreenSavers is a great show to begin with)

RoD
01-20-2003, 12:01 PM
The hacking community has been following his story for years, and i think its safe to say this won't be his first time online since his trial......

Govtcheez
01-20-2003, 12:02 PM
You don't think so? It'd have been a vioaltion of his probation...

When he was in jail, I read that he was in solitary for 6 months and kept away from phones because they thoguht he could blow up the coutnry with one phone call.

codingmaster
01-20-2003, 12:02 PM
cool

Have u watched Operation Takedown, the movie is about Mitnick and his fight against the goverment and the state

RoD
01-20-2003, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
You don't think so? It'd have been a vioaltion of his probation...

When he was in jail, I read that he was in solitary for 6 months and kept away from phones because they thoguht he could blow up the coutnry with one phone call.

It was more like a year, but yea they were paranoid. Look someone as slick as mitnick was online, whether they know it or not.

-KEN-
01-20-2003, 12:07 PM
I think it's a possibility that he's been online since then...in his book he references a bunch of sites and emails. I know he mentions once that someone retrieves his emails for him, but surfs the web for him? Maybe he had some sort've system set up where he'd make a query about a certain site and someone would download it onto his computer for him...

RoD
01-20-2003, 12:08 PM
Thats possible, ken, one way or another hes been someway connected.

Govtcheez
01-20-2003, 12:09 PM
Weird - sounds like he's got some web secretary or something :)

Hopefully TechTV's site puts up a video of it - I'd like to see it...

RoD
01-20-2003, 12:11 PM
I don't get techTV either but check neworder tommorow, i can almost guarantee they have a vid and/or a writeup of the whole thing. Hell you might find one on mitnicks website tommorow too.

Travis Dane
01-20-2003, 12:14 PM
Hm, former hacker switches to the light side and help
company's security's systems. Now i've heard this before.....

Govtcheez
01-20-2003, 12:16 PM
The dust jacket of his book says he's been on Cout TV, 60 minutes, and headline news... It neglects to mention that it was probably as a defendant :)

RoD
01-20-2003, 12:16 PM
Mitnick is different, hes going to make the company he works for famous.

Govtcheez
01-20-2003, 12:20 PM
> hes going to make the company he works for famous.

AFAIK, he's got his own consulting firm - why would he want to work for anyone else fulltime?

RoD
01-20-2003, 12:21 PM
Try and clear his name imo...more money?

Govtcheez
01-20-2003, 12:22 PM
Oh, he'll make plenty of money - who better to secure your systems than the media dubbed "most infamous hacker of all time" turned good?

Govtcheez
01-21-2003, 11:08 AM
I like what I've read in the book so far - it's really interesting. The original first chapter is all over the web (I read the copy here (http://www.thememoryhole.org/lit/deception-ch1.htm)) - it talks about how he was forced to sign away his rights, denied a hearing, and how much he didn't like the guy that made that Takedown movie.

RoD
01-21-2003, 12:51 PM
Govt, thanx for sharing that snippet, i loved it. Maybe i will buy this book.

RoD
01-21-2003, 02:15 PM
i orderd my copy, anyone who is interested:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471237124/qid=1043180016/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-4318531-8224954

itld
01-21-2003, 09:04 PM
howdy,
after hearing about what this guy can do i'm guessing if he wanted to get on the net he would get on.
he's a brilliant guy. but then again our prisons are full of brilliant guys.

M.R.

codingmaster
01-23-2003, 03:59 PM
Mitnick video now available at: http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/showtell/story/0,24330,3414409,00.html

Govtcheez
01-23-2003, 04:09 PM
Thanks a lot for that, cm - I'm watching it right now.

codingmaster
01-23-2003, 04:22 PM
Mitnick's first site views:


http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/shownotes/story/0,24330,3414550,00.html#mitnicklinks