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Re: Legendary Hacker Kevin Mitnick on malware and social engineering
From: "Jon Barrett" <jon () b69ca com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 14:18:23 -0400

Hi Christian,

You can get the Mitnick paper from www.appsense.com/mitnick - you don't need to register if you use this link. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and there is a download link for the PDF version.

Enjoy.

Jon


----- Original Message ----- From: <Christian.Assfalg () bc boehringer-ingelheim com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 1:07 AM
Subject: AW: Legendary Hacker Kevin Mitnick on malware and social engineering


Just wondering if someone could give me a more direct link to this paper, because I can't access it. All I get is a 404 at this page:

http://www.appsense.com/content/miscellaneous/file_not_found_de.asp?file=URL=http://www.appsense.com/content/miscellaneous/404_de.asp?404;http://www.appsense.com/content/miscellaneous/mitnick/Mitnick_Hacking_White_Paper_de.asp?code=mitnick&cID=7012000000054SNAAY&&bhcp=1&email=

Looks like some sort of automatic language-selection to me, cause I am German and there is this "de" in the link (the Mitnick_Hacking_White_Paper_de.asp part). I guess the Paper itself is in English?

Regards,
Christian Assfalg

-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Paul Turner [mailto:paulturner18 () hotmail com]
Gesendet: Freitag, 14. Juli 2006 16:48
An: security-basics () securityfocus com
Betreff: Re: Legendary Hacker Kevin Mitnick on malware and social engineering



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

---

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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