[vcf-midatlantic] OT: questions for famous hacker

Ben Greenfield ben at cogs.com
Thu Jul 28 16:48:30 EDT 2016

I was wondering about the percentage of hacks that are social engineering vs. Actual exploits and if that has changed over time.

> On Jul 28, 2016, at 4:45 PM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Is the interview going to be recorded/streamed?
> On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> On 07/28/2016 04:00 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> I'm writing an article for work about end users being the weakest links
>>> in network security.
>>> Lined up an interview with a really famous hacker -- don't want to say
>>> who, but it begins
>>> with "Kevin" :) at 5pm ET today. That's one hour from now.
>>> Looking for serious suggestions of questions to ask him.
>>> Please reply on-list or privately, and PLEASE refrain from sarcasm or
>>> thread-drift.
>>> How about the non-typical, we know most users would sell their soul for a
>> candy bar and that the passwords used are easily guessed or crackable.
>> How about the damage done once the malware is on the network and what
>> it's doing. And perhaps why a topic on why it's important for home users
>> to secure even their little device like printers and router.
>> I've heard all too often, I have no security on my wifi, what can
>> they get ...
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