By all accounts, former hacker Kevin Mitnick has lived a pretty unique life.
Raised in Los Angeles by a single mother, he started using his unique ability to engender trust in the people around him by the time he was 15.
What started as free bus rides quickly turned into free phone calls, which then became the free flow of information onto his computer.
With a government scared to death of his (hilariously exaggerated) capabilities, Mitnick paid a hefty price for crimes that mostly amount to nothing more serious than reading snippets of computer code created by giant software companies and placing free phone calls.
John Markoff, not a paragon of journalistic integrity.
Join us as we recount the true story behind the legend.
Tsutomu Simomura, never actually hit in the head with a garbage can.
From toy whistles to blue boxes, from daring alleyway escapes to setting off nuclear weapons with a walkman, we’ll get into all of it.