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Five lessons learned about computer security

Jarina D'Auria | July 17, 2008
Reformed hacker-turned-security-consultant Kevin Mitnick talks about his past hacking exploits, computer security, and how he turned an illegal hobby into a useful career.

Even hackers get hacked. Attackers found a way onto my Web server. However, my website is hosted by a third-party hosting company, so when my site gets hacked it's the hosting service's security shortcomings, not my own. Of course it's embarrassing and I don't like it. Fortunately, I don't have any proprietary information on my public-facing servers. The downside is that people think my company was hacked, but it was really this hosting company's network and not my own site that was breached.

 

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