Dan Kaminsky thinks it is important to build as well as to break software, and finds that ability through art. BYTE had a rare look at his crib in the Mission, where he lives with artists and musicians. That night, Kaminsky was focused on using technology, in the form of an unconventional text message auction system, to sell his roommate's art.
I went to check out Dan Kaminsky's crib in the Mission. Kaminsky is a security researcher who is famous for discovering, and more importantly, repairing a flaw in Internet names. This time, Kaminsky hacked a text messaging system that would allow guests of his party to text in bidding prices to snag his roommate's artwork.
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