Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. He mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is a leading global authority. Kevin also helps consumers—from students to retirees— learn how to protect their information and themselves from harm.
As the CEO of Mitnick Security Consulting, Kevin, and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering. Also in his role of Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4 he helps produce critically acclaimed security awareness training programs to counteract social engineering and to improve security effectiveness. Kevin is a global bestselling author and his books are availability in over 50 countries and 20 languages.
Investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe discussed the discovery of an ancient forest preserved by sand, mysterious radio bursts detected from beyond our galaxy, Comet ISON's close approach, and a new crop formation near Avebury.
The "most wanted" criminal of cyberspace at one time, Kevin Mitnick, told his story of how he turned from a renegade into respected security consultant, as well as offered commentary on various computer security and hacking issues in the news today.
Psychologist Dr. Garland Landrith, whose research was cited in the movie What the Bleep, discussed how inner thoughts can alter the physical realm through various methods including mass consciousness experiments, prayer, and "tapping" techniques.
Author Lee Baumann M.D. described his evolution from an atheist to spiritual perspective, and presented the concept that God could be thought of as light. He cited studies in quantum physics, NDE encounters and religious accounts as all sharing similar descriptions of light. Light (not just visible light, but electromagnetic radiation) is found throughout the universe, and exists outside... More »
Computer security expert Kevin Mitnick touched on a variety of computer- and security-related topics, including OS vulnerabilities and defenses, hacking, and government communication monitoring. Mitnick said all computer operating systems have flaws that can be exploited. If you're connected to the Internet, he explained, you should assume you can be attacked and ask yourself, "What... More »
Paranormal investigator John Zaffis returned to the show, along with two witnesses, to discuss a significant poltergeist case that recently occurred to a New England family. A young girl going through puberty initially became the focus of unusual activity, with her heavy bed moving on its own. Spirits may be attracted to a child's energy or aura during adolescence, as they can draw on this... More »
World-famous hacker and 'vulnerability researcher,' Kevin Mitnick, provided a glimpse into the minds of hackers, as well as shared real hacking stories from his newest book, The Art of Intrusion. Mitnick said many hackers use "social engineering" to trick people into revealing secure information about their network. In one example, he reported how a hacker was able to physically... More »
The first two hours of Friday's show featured reformed hacker and computer security expert Kevin Mitnick. He fielded calls from listeners and discussed this week's distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which temporarily interrupted service to several popular web sites including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.
The world's most famous (reformed) hacker, Kevin Mitnick discussed how computer hackers nowadays can run the gamut from hardcore terrorists to teenagers trying to impress their friends. Telephone systems are also vulnerable and Mitnick recounted a tale of a hacker who discovered a radio stations' rollover numbers, and through using call forwarding was able rig numerous call-in contests.
This Friday night, George opened a special topic line for Ghouls and Vampires, which drew some interesting characters out of the woodwork. There was a vampire who said he was on the prowl on the street, but that he sucked energy rather than blood. A bartender from New Orleans told of an eloquent Goth vampire who startled him with his retractable fangs.
"Once you become aware of how a con game works you're in a much better position to defend yourself," reformed hacker Kevin Mitnick said on Monday night's program. He chronicled his life before and after his arrest for computer crimes, and offered tips to protect one's private information.
Earthfiles reporter and editor, Linda M. Howe, is an Emmy Award-winning TV producer, investigative reporter and author. Linda is featured every Saturday evening on DreamlandAs the world's most famous hacker, Kevin has been the subject of countless news and magazine articles published throughout the world. With more than fifteen years of experience in exploring computer security, Kevin... More »