21 Jul 2023

RIP Kevin Mitnick

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Kevin Mitnick died at age of 59 on July 16 after a 14-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Kevin Mitnick was famous (Legend actually) hacker from 90’s, and still active with his own cybersecurity company

Some quote from Wikipedia

Mitnick served five years in prison—four-and-a-half years' pre-trial and eight months in according to Mitnick, law enforcement officials convinced a judge that he had the ability to "start a nuclear war by whistling into a pay phone", implying that law enforcement told the judge that he could somehow dial into the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NORAD modem via a payphone from prison and communicate with the modem by whistling to launch.