Happy Birthday, Badass - August 6

It's August 6, maybe you or somebody you know has a birthday. And so does ace computer hacker Kevin Mitnick.

Kevin Mitnick

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At age 13, Mitnick discovered a way to hack the LA bus system and rode for free all over town. As an adult, he honed those skills and began hacking into all kinds of networks, eventually leading to his arrest. After prison, he started a security firm to stop people like himself.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one and all, and to Kevin Mitnick, a badass who proved that hackers can turn it around and become role models for reforming cartoon villains everywhere.

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