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Re: Legendary Hacker Kevin Mitnick on malware and social engineering
From: "Paul Turner" <paulturner18 () hotmail com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 09:48:26 -0500


The paper is well written as you would expect from Kevin Mitnick I have read all of his books and enjoy them.

We are actually evaluating appsense at the moment but with their application lockdown software which allows me to delete menu items and buttons. This is a technical example flash video one of their reps sent to me, it's quite good.

www.appsense.com/lockdown

I have a few companies to test against the malware program but none that do lockdown, does anyone know of any that do a similar thing to the video?

Paul

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Dear Group,

Legendary hacker and author Kevin Mitnick has produced a whitepaper in which he details several scenarios in which social engineering exposed significant vulnerabilities that lead to corporate attacks.

People who have read Kevin's books and who like his style of writing will also enjoy the paper. What I find most valuable about this paper is that Mitnick remains neutral in his approach when he outlines his "Best Practices" approach to protection. He does a thorough analysis of various techniques and methodologies for mitigating risk and locking down endpoints, while allowing users enough flexibility to perform their jobs.

People can download the whitepaper in PDF format from www.appsense.com/mitnick

It's a good read, I would recommend it for anyone security inclined even if you just download it and save it for a rainy day :o)

I hope this is of use or enjoyment to someone.

Best Regards,
Jon.



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