May 21, 2024

Garfinkel on Mitnick's Book

Simson Garfinkel has an interesting reaction to Kevin Mitnick’s recent book.

Mitnick, “the most famous computer hacker of our time,” claims to have operated mainly by social engineering, that is, by conning people into giving him restricted information. Garfinkel describes how Mitnick-type attacks can be mitigated by wisely-designed technology.