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#1
 The true computer hackers follow a certain set of ethics that forbids them to profit or cause harm from their activities.
— Kevin Mitnick
#2
 Being able to break security doesn’t make you a hacker anymore than being able to hotwire cars makes you an automotive engineer.
— Eric Raymond
#3
 Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, encryption and secure access devices, and it’s money wasted, because none of these measures address the weakest link in the security chain.
— Kevin Mitnick
#4
 If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology.
— Bruce Schneier
#5
 The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards.
— Gene Spafford
#6
 Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn’t have enough space on my 200-megabyte hard drive.
— Kevin Mitnick
#7
image002 Passwords are like underwear: you don’t let people see it, you should change it very often, and you shouldn’t share it with strangers.
— Chris Pirillo
#8
 If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What’s more, you deserve to be hacked.
— Richard Clarke