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Posted 10 Apr 2001 21:21:37 UTC

Tsutomu Shimomura, the guy behind the 1995 capture of Kevin Mitnick and subsequent co-author of the book and movie "Takedown," has made it into the news again with the revelation of a security feature involving ALCATEL modems.

The story was made public today in the French newspaper "Liberation." Users of ALCATEL modems (Speed Touch and 1000 ADSL) can gain access using a backdoor password of "expert". According to the paper, more than 1.7 million of these modems have been sold.

There has been no announcement yet as to when the book and film on this incident will be released.

The Article From "Liberation" - warning: it's written in a foreign language!

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