Accurate writing matters

Kevin Mitnick died. Several articles have been written and will be. One, by Nick Heer at Pixel Envy, calls him “legendary”.

And while Mitnick was legendary in the sense of his legend, there is no consensus in the info/cyber security industry about his impact and legacy. Quoting from Mitnick’s family-written obituary as though it comes from another less biased source is poor writing on M. Heer’s part.

I met Mr. Mitnick once at a security conference. He was pleasant.