Kicking off the new season of Codepunk, we take a look back at the history of Kevin Mitnick--considered the world's most infamous hacker. Is that title warranted? What role did the media play in the hysteria surrounding Mitnick's exploits during a time when hacking was being pointed at as a "black art" on the rise? We also discuss the Free Kevin movement, the movie based on his capture, the role of hacking magazine 2600, and how social engineering in the early days of computing would stack up in today's more security-aware world.
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