Legendary hacker turns legit


As he kneeled down and fumbled around in one of his two computer bags in search of extra business cards, Kevin Mitnick looked like your typical scatter minded computer geek.

Once found, however, his silver-coated card, designed to appear like a miniature kit of lock-breaking tools, embossed with the name of his company - Mitnick Security Consulting - told a different story: that of a formerly notorious computer hacker turned expert on preventing cyber-crime.

"I just thought it would be kinda cool," he said, handing the card out Thursday at a conference on Internet security organized by the Israeli branch of IDC, a company specializing in global research and consulting. Jerusalem Post via IT Observer

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