Kevin Mittnick is finally being released from prison today,
January 21, 2000 10:22 AM   Subscribe

Kevin Mittnick is finally being released from prison today, but I wouldn't call what he's getting as being "free". Prohibiting Kevin from touching a computer for 3 years? This isn't like giving a toddler to a ex-con child molester, it's a computer. A person can do a lot of things besides hack into company servers. How does anyone expect Kevin to make the $125 restitution he owes each month, if he can't use a computer or get a job that requires a computer? Now that I think about it, what percentage of decent jobs are completely free of computers?
posted by mathowie (5 comments total)
Perhaps he'll work for the givernment - I'm sure a hacker would be useful for certain things....
posted by tomcosgrave at 11:27 AM on January 21, 2000

That was my first thought - Kevin should be hired somewhere as a security expert or security consultant, but he's not allowed to make any money off computers or touch a computer for 3 years. How he'll survive, I don't know.
posted by mathowie at 11:37 AM on January 21, 2000

But Matt - if the Federal government can jail him, surely they can make him their employee - as in "work for us Kevin or your life will not be worth much for 3 years".
posted by tomcosgrave at 11:40 AM on January 21, 2000

Sounds like a pilot for a USA show: "La Femme Mitnick-a"
posted by luke at 7:58 PM on January 21, 2000

Stop it Luke...stop it now ;-)
posted by tomcosgrave at 8:50 PM on January 21, 2000

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