July 19, 2023

Kevin Mitnick Passed Away

Dignity Memorial:

Kevin David Mitnick, 59, died peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2023, after valiantly battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year.

Ghost in the Wires audiobook is one my favorites. But even before that, his name evoked a cool and dangerous side to being a geek.

He broke the law and was sent to jail for real. This gave some reality to the computer and internet stuff I was passionate about. Even though social engineering was his biggest trick, at the time I thought he was a master hacker.

Also, he just seemed like a cool guy. Effing cancer. He will be missed.


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