Thursday, October 3, 2002

Hacker paraphenilia

I've often wondered what hacker groupies are like, but maybe they're no different than rockstar groupies:

Now on ebay - "This is the Toshiba Satellite T1960CS, 486 laptop computer seized by the FBI on February 15, 1995, in Raleigh, NC, during the arrest of the world's most celebrated computer hacker, Kevin Mitnick. The laptop is working and has been loaded with a fresh version of Windows 95. A shrink-wrapped version of Windows 95 on floppy, is included with the laptop. The laptop is a 486DX with a color LCD, detachable trackball mouse, AT&T 14.4 PCMCIA modem card, power adapter and documentation in FBI evidence bags. The laptop has been signed on the bottom by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, and says, "You've got the whole world in your hands. --Woz (Free Kevin!). It is also signed by Mitnick himself. The system was shown on the September 27, 2002 episode of The Screen Savers on TechTV, where the signatures on the bottom were authenticated in a special show hosted by Wozniak and Mitnick. A tape of the show will also be included. This is one of the two laptops allegedly used to hack into networks of major corporations and Tsutomu Shimomura. A letter of authenticity shall be provided with the unit." (via boingboing)

Can't wait to see if it sells for more than Kurt Cobain crap!

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