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Kevin Mitnick, This man here your honor he has the ability to "start a nuclear war by whistling into a pay phone" .That was the statement made by a lawyer during the year 2000 to lock mitnick away, People argue that he was a criminal but, “was he?” I think not, Kevin in one of his trials said “Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for “.Although there have been many great influences in computer and phone security, such as Phiber Optik, Captain Krunch and so on. Kevin had a bigger impact on me and I feel as if he is my role model. He was a phone phreaker(A phreaker is someone who studies, experiements with, or explores telecommunication(phone) systems), computer engineer(A computer engineer is someone who works with, develops, and/or dismantles computer hardware/software for the purpose of knowing how it works, to make it better, or to otherwise make something that could not possibly be done with previous technology), hacker(Although the term hacker has many definitions, even within the computer term, there are 12 categories (“White hat” , “Black hat”, “Grey hat”, “The Elite”, “Script Kiddies”, “Neophyte” , “Blue hat”, “Hacktivist”, “Nation state” , “bots” and “O/Cr” the three main groups are White, Black and Grey hats, whats diffienciates these three groups is not by skill level, but rather their motivation , way of life or “manifesto”. A White hat hacker breaks into systems for non-malicious reasons, sometimes to test their own security systems or while working for a security company, these are hackers hired to hack into systems legally, A Black hat hacker is the oposite of a whie hat, These are the ones you hear about the news hacking into systems for the sole purpose of malicious intent

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