In Pictures: The most mortifying moments in IT security history

From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the US government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches

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Kevin Mitnick, who began in the late 1970’s breaking into phone networks and made social engineering ploys his calling card as a long-time hacker, ended up spending five years in prison. Now a consultant, with a new book “Ghost in the Wires,” he explains, “My passion for technology and fascination with it have taken me down a bumpy road.”

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