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For Kevin Mitnick, staying legal is job No. 1

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For Kevin Mitnick, staying legal is job No. 1

Kevin Mitnick was eager to participate in a social-engineering contest at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas last weekend and was told he would target Microsoft in the event.
Attorneys for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) advised the social-engineering contest organizers on legalities and since no confidential information was being sought the event passed muster. "We would never advise anyone to break the law," Jennifer Granick, EFF civil liberties director, said in an e-mail exchange this week.

Thursday, August 5, 2010
cnet

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