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Mikko Hyppönen (born in 1969 in Finland) is a computer security expert and columnist. He is known for the Hyppönen Law about IoT security, which states that whenever an appliance is described as being "smart", it is vulnerable.
- Rarely is anyone thanked for the work they did to prevent the disaster that didn't happen.
- Via @mikko on Twitter, July 2019
- We are no longer securing just computers - we are securing the society.
- A talk at Slush 2015 November 2015
- Cyber weapons are effective, affordable and deniable. That’s a great combination in any weapon.
- BusinessInsider Article, March 2017
- If it's smart, it's vulnerable.
- Keynote at Black Hat Asia, April 2019 ("The Hypponen Law")
- Adobe Reader is the worst piece of software I’ve seen, right after QuickTime.
- "Unique attacks highlight Internet espionage trends", Searchsecurity, February 2011
- Privacy is dead, and it was killed by the internet. This is what our generation will be remembered for.
- Mikko Hyppönen interview by Heikki Valkama (in Finnish) Yle, December 2018
- Security is like Tetris: You're successes disappear but your failures pile up.
- Keynote address, CeBIT Australia, October 2019