The book on Mitnick is by Mitnick

Friday, 4 October 2002, 10:14 AM EST

Six months ago, the world's most notorious hacker was wondering if he'd ever be able to live down his reputation as a serial killer of corporate computer systems.

Kevin Mitnick was unemployed, depressed and in danger of losing his treasured amateur radio license. He was starting to think that even though he'd been released from prison, he'd still somehow be serving time forever.

Now he's happily wondering how he'll manage to juggle a cross-country book tour schedule with the demands of his new security business.

Things are certainly looking up for the man who was once the media's evil hacker poster boy. Mitnick even has the government's seal of approval now -- the Federal Communications Commission has just officially declared him a reformed man and has decided to allow Mitnick to keep his radio license.

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