Stories by Elizabeth Wasserman

Mitnick Schools Feds on Hacking 101

Reformed computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, donning a blue suit and tie but legally barred from carrying a cell phone or PalmPilot anywhere, told U.S. Congress today that the U.S. government and private companies need to beef up security to prevent curiosity-seekers like him from breaking in.

Source: Feds prefer Microsoft breakup to make up

A consensus appears to be emerging among government prosecutors in settlement talks with Microsoft that they propose the company be broken up, as opposed to proposing behavioral modifications, a state source confirmed.