Kevin Mitnick Quotes

30 Kevin Mitnick quotes:

"That's not a badge of honor I enjoy, ... I never had malicious intent. I was never trying to hurt anyone or damage anything."
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"As a young boy, I was taught in high school that hacking was cool."
"I basically look at it as... if the guy hacked into Citibank and stole millions of dollars, would I hire him to secure my bank? Maybe not!"
"Some people think technology has the answers."
"We have problems with our physical security, operational security through to management."
"Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc, which set the computing world on its ear with the Macintosh in 1984."
"Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls and secure access devices, and it's money wasted because none of these measures address the weakest link in the security chain: the people who use, administer and operate computer systems,"
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"So the ethic I was taught in school resulted in the path I chose in my life following school."
"Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn't have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive."
"Are hackers a threat? The degree of threat presented by any conduct, whether legal or illegal, depends on the actions and intent of the individual and the harm they cause."
"Back in my day, I would probe by hand. Now you can get commercial software that does the job for you."
"I believe in having each device secured and monitoring each device, rather than just monitoring holistically on the network, and then responding in short enough time for damage control."
"It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was - and is - respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills."
"My message today is primary the same... I usually go around speaking on the threat of the human element, particularly on social engineering."
"Security is always going to be a cat and mouse game because there'll be people out there that are hunting for the zero day award, you have people that don't have configuration management, don't have vulnerability management, don't have patch management."
"The hacker mindset doesn't actually see what happens on the other side, to the victim."
"At the time the books were released, I was in custody, so I had higher priorities - dealing with my criminal case - than dealing with litigation. There's a lot of information out there that is inaccurate."
"Not only are all of his skills ... oriented toward computers, but even if he were to not want to work in the computer field, it's very hard to get a job of any kind that does not require you to work with computers."
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"I was pretty much the government's poster boy for what I had done."
"It's going to be very, very hard for him,"
Author: Mitnick Quotes Category: Hard Quotes

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