Why Kevin Mitnick Worries Me

Friday, 3 January 2003, 11:04 AM EST

Things are looking good for Kevin Mitnick. In 2000, he completed a five-year prison term for computer crimes; this January, 39-year-old Mitnick will have his probation restrictions lifted. So Mitnick, probably the world's most notorious hacker, is on the verge of once again being free to use his computer.

And that's just the start. He has a new book out, The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security. He has launched his own corporate security company, Defensive Thinking (he presumably knows more about this subject than most, but after so many years locked up, isn't he rusty?)

He just got his ham radio license back, and he'll be making extra cash by auctioning off his PCs that were seized as evidence. He's also negotiating with Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey to co-produce computer security training films. In short, he looks like one happy (former) hacker.

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