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The CEO of Mitnick Security Consulting, Kevin Mitnick, is the world’s most famous hacker, a Cybersecurity consultant and best-selling author. His life has been quite controversial as he at one point of time was regarded as the most notorious hacker in the world. He even remained in prison due to his illegal hacking activities and Cybercrimes.
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Kevin Mitnick developed his interest in social engineering and computer hacking quite early in life when he was a school going boy. He first hacked the punch card system used in the buses of Los Angeles to travel free of cost. As he became more skilled in hacking computers, he broke the security system of companies like Nokia, Motorola, NEC and Sun Microsystems.
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Bonnie Vitello (m. 1987–1990)|
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|Full/Real Name||Kevin David Mitnick|
|Age (as of today)||58 years|
|Date of Birth||August 6, 1963|
|Place of Birth||Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Height||1.5 m, 4 feet 11 inches|
|Weight||78 kg, 172 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$20 Million|
|Occupation||Author, Computer Security Consultant, Convicted Hacker|
Height, Weight, and Age
Kevin Mitnick's height is not very tall measuring 1.5 m. Boasting a weight of 78 kg. Being born on August 6, 1963, translates to an age of 58 years as of todays date (June 28, 2022).
Sometimes I get a call from my bank, and the first thing they ask is, ‘Mr. Mitnick, may I get your account number?’ And I’ll say, ‘You called me! I’m not giving you my account number!’Kevin Mitnick
I could pose as a Yahoo rep claiming that there’s been some sort of fault, and somebody else is getting your e-mail, and we’re going to have to remove your account and reinstall it. So what we’ll do is reset the current password that you have – and by the way, what is it?Kevin Mitnick
What I found personally to be true was that it’s easier to manipulate people rather than technology.Kevin Mitnick
Somebody could send you an office document or a PDF file, and as soon as you open it, it’s a booby trap and the hacker has complete control of your computer. Another major problem is password management. People use the same password on multiple sites, so when the hacker compromises one site, they have your password for everywhere else.Kevin Mitnick
What happens with smaller businesses is that they give in to the misconception that their site is secure because the system administrator deployed standard security products – firewalls, intrusion detection systems, or stronger authentication devices such as time-based tokens or biometric smart cards. But those things can be exploited.Kevin Mitnick