Kevin Mitnick, a hacker who

Kevin Mitnick, a hacker who spent nearly five years in jail — eight months in solitary because the prosecutor told the judge he could "start a nuclear war by whistling into a cellphone; four years without a bail hearing or a trial — is out, and doing interviews. Here's a transcript of part one of an interview Kevin did with TechTV.

Laporte: You also told me that, uh, that the teacher at one point, because you were logging into the USC system, locked the phone…

Mitnick: Yeah, he bought one of these, you know, locks with a dial phone that you could lock the phone…

Laporte: Right.

Mitnick: …and he was really braggadocios in front of class, and says, 'Well, I found the one thing that's going to stop Kevin.' And he put it on the phone and I proceeded to show him how you can pulse out a number with the switch on, and dial anywhere in the world. And he was so upset, he took the phone, ripped it out of the wall and threw it across the room. So much no sense of humor, what can I say?

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