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Legendary Hacker Mitnick to be Released into Cyberspace

One of the world’s most famous computer hackers gets off probation this week and plans to dive back into the Internet, his former playground where breaking-and-entering landed him in jail for five years. On Tuesday, 39-year-old Kevin Mitnick will log on to the Internet for the first time in eight years, during the live TechTV show Screen Savers. Also scheduled to be on the program are Shawn Fanning, creator of Internet music downloading service Napster, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer. Mitnick says he is ready to go to work, ironically, in a position where he will be helping protect companies against the kind of hacking he used to do. He has a job interview scheduled for Monday, but declines to name the company. Full Story

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