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Re: Regarding Mitnick: not.



On 10/25/98 12:11 AM, Information Security ([email protected])  passed this 
wisdom:

>ZDnet just sent out a newsletter promoting a series of stories,
>including this one:
>
>#   IS YOUR KID A HACKER? 
>#   Is your teen hacking the Pentagon instead of doing homework?
>#   How to tell -- and how to handle it. Convicted hacker Kevin 
>#   Mitnick gives his views. 
>#   
>#   
>http://chkpt.zdnet.com/chkpt/zdnu98102501/www.zdnet.com/familypc/content/9
>810/columns/parental.html
>
>No mention of Mitnick.
>
>They apparently meant to name the article author 'Kevin Poulsen'.
>
>#   It happened to my family 15 years ago, in one of the first hacker 
>raids in the
>#   country. At that time, I was the teenage miscreant who was illegally 
>accessing
>#   federal computers. Now, in my early thirties, I've begun to wonder how 
>I would
>#   protect a kid of my own from becoming a poster child for computer 
>crime. I believe
>#   the best approach is to stay informed and to communicate with your 
>potential
>#   cyberpunks.
>
>That reminds me. For those who haven't seen it, there is a commercial
>showing a little girl (about 8?) walking into an airport, dizzied by
>all the destination choices. The narrative turns to ~"and the Internet
>too has many destinations, not all of which she is ready for. Travel
>together..."
>
>All things considered, better than the Federales approach.

  actually it sounds more like "Reefer Madness" nineties style.


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