Well here it is, to my knowledge the first book to teach kids about hacking. Well not just hacking, "cyberethics" in general. I must admit just looking at this headline struck fear into my heart as I began to think about what this book might contain. You know what I was expecting, an anti-hacker, hacking is evil, stay away from hacker type of book. That is until I noticed that the author is, Winn Schwartau. That's right, the man that hosts Hacker Jeopardy every year at DefCon has his name on the cover.
An ambitious start-up that had planned to bring the sense of smell to computing, shut down Wednesday when backers apparently tired of smelling burning cash.
DigiScents, a developer of technology that would have equipped computers to create odors on command was unable to secure new funding from earlier investors, including Pacific Century CyberWorks, the company said.
How many times have you read an article that attempts to educate you on the differences between a hacker and a cracker? Once too many I'm sure, but all the same here's yet another article to add to the list that does just that. It's a pretty interesting read, and while I'm sure 90% of you here have already read something similar, there's a small chance that someone still isn't too 'sure' as to the difference between the two, so this post is for their benefit mainly.
This summer, Warner Brothers wants you to "log on, hack in, go anywhere and steal everything." Warner Brothers' entry in the summer blockbuster sweepstakes is Swordfish, an action film with a plot that centers on the lives of hackers, evil politicians and double-crossing secret agents.