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Most known for his computer hacking, spending 5 years in prison for hacking, and his new book Ghost in the Wires, Kevin Mitnick, is this week’s guest.
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The "World’s Most Wanted Hacker" broke into scores of big phone and tech companies and evaded the FBI for several years until his arrest. Now Mitnick is out of prison and hacking again, but this time, it’s different.
In 2008 2600 is 24 years old, the computer bulletin board system is a 30 year relic, and a good number of attendees of HOPE were not born when some events of the "modern" era of computers and hacking began. Historian Jason Scott of textfiles.com presents a quick primer of a large part of the basics of hacking and phreaking history, touching on those sometimes obscure or hilarious subjects that may have escaped notice in a Web 2.0 world.