The unbelievable life story of Frank Abagnale

TechRepublic's Karen Roby sat down with Frank Abagnale, the real-life inspiration behind Steven Spielberg's hit movie Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio, to discuss everything from cybersecurity and credit protection to cryptocurrency and the tech he fears most.

The unbelievable life story of Frank Abagnale Tech Republic's Karen Roby sat down with Frank Abagnale, the real life inspiration behind Spielberg's hit Catch Me If You Can, to discuss everything from cybersecurity and credit protection to cryptocurrency and the tech he fears most.

Frank Abagnale's unbelievable life story was made famous in Steven Spielberg's hit movie, Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His life as a con man began when he impersonated an airline pilot. 

TechRepublic's Karen Roby got the chance to sit down with Frank Abagnale to talk about everything from cryptocurrency to identify theft to the technology he's most concerned about at a place he's familiar with—an airport—more specifically, the Louisville-based Bowman Field Regional Airport.

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Her interviews resulted in the four-part series Mastermind con man behind "Catch Me if You Can" talks Cybersecurity

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By Karen Roby

Karen Roby is a reporter for TechRepublic. Prior to joining CBS Interactive, Karen worked as an anchor and reporter for several CBS affiliate stations owned by Hearst Communications and Gray Television.