Thursday, September 01, 2011

Reformed hacker Kevin Mitnick publishes his "code of conduct"

The National reports that formerly imprisoned computer hacker Kevin Mitnick has a new book, “Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker”, published by Little Brown, Amazon link here

The news story about the book, tweeted yesterday by Webroot, speaks of Mitnick’s “code of conduct”.

Mitnick was released from federal prison in 2000 and has become trusted as a security consultant.

One of the most memorable lines in the opening sequence of the film "The Social Network" was "let the hacking begin!"  There is still a cultural idea that "hacking" is something that "real programmers" should prove they can teach themselves to do. 

Pictures: The Jail Museum in Warrenton, VA.   A friend in Minneapolis, a stand-up club comic, used to say "Stay out of jail. Stay out of the penitentiary."

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