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Audio: Is your computer safe? And what’s Vicky Ward’s new career move?

The positive uses of computer hacking, and life in the public relations business today

5/21/2012, 11:13 PM

A7 Radio's "Goldstein on Gelt" with Douglas Goldstein
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On this week’s episode of the Goldstein on Gelt show, Doug interviews Kevin Mitnick. Kevin is the author of Ghost in the Wires, which describes his former career as a computer hacker. Kevin managed to infiltrate many systems, and in his younger years this put him on the wrong side of the law. At one time, he was the most-wanted computer criminal in the United States. Today, Kevin is a computer security consultant, testing the safety of modern computer systems. Find out about the positive side of computer hacking on this week’s episode of Goldstein on Gelt.
In the second half of the show, Vicky Ward returns to tell us about her latest career move. Vicky is the author of The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers, and she is also well known for her journalistic work in various publications around the world. Her career includes a weekly column in The Huffington Post, contributing CNBC, and writing for The New York Times, The Financial Times, and The Daily Telegraph, and working as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair. So what now for Vicky? Listen to tonight’s show to find out.

Douglas Goldstein, CFP(r) is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd. an international investment company. He specializes in helping olim manage their U.S. brokerage accounts from Israel. He is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, SIFMA, FSI. Accounts held at Pershing LLC., Member NYSE/SIPC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Doug has written several books on financial planning and investing. His latest book, Rich As A King, teaches how using chess strategies can make you a grandmaster of investing is available on Amazon. The Goldstein on Gelt podcast airs every Monday from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Israel National Radio. For more info visit
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