People: Dec. 11, 2000


Infamous hacker KEVIN MITNICK is forbidden by the terms of his prison release to use a computer or the Internet. But those hackers are a wily sort. Using his father as an agent, Mitnick has been conducting an online celebrity auction (if you consider a techno-felon a celebrity), selling off his cell phone for $355 and getting $510 for his TRS-80 computer. Geek love ran wild when Mitnick's prison ID card went up for sale; that's when eBay decided there might be some legal issues here. After the site stopped the auction and Yahoo and Amazon...

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