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Mitnick: On trust, via telephone

In his first public lecture since his release from prison, Kevin Mitnick told hackers that "social engineering" was the key to his success. Getting insiders to trust him -- including security personnel and network administrators -- gave him the freedom to roam in unauthorized territory, including the phone company.

In his first public lecture since his release from prison, Kevin Mitnick told hackers that "social engineering" was the key to his success. Getting insiders to trust him -- including security personnel and network administrators -- gave him the freedom to roam in unauthorized territory, including the phone company. Mitnick spoke, via a telephone connection from Los Angeles, to a packed audience at Hacking on Planet Earth 2000 in New York. Full story to follow. -- Robert Lemos, ZDNet News

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