Most computer hackers are just bored kids with too much time on their hands, according to an industry expert who likens them to street vandals, and only ten percent of hackers really know what they're doing, he claims.
Vectra Corporation technical architect Damon Wynne likens computer hacking to writing graffiti across a wall or setting fire to a school’s classroom, and he says about 90 percent of vandalism performed on the Internet is by children as young as thirteen just looking for a kick...
The Bush administration is moving to set up a government cyber-security panel to determine how best to protect the nation's most important computers and keep the federal government functioning in case of serious cyber-attack. The effort is outlined in the final draft of an executive order, called "Infrastructure Protection in the Information Age," which is circulating among senior administration officials. President Bush is expected to sign and issue the order within two weeks, and the panel would begin operations Oct. 1.
The 'assh*le'' that started that 'AOL.exe' virus joke is 'jokingly' demanding compensation from anti-virus vendor Symantec for publishing his work without copyright.
Hackers have liberated one of the Internet's most popular security websites from its corporate owners.
This time, however, it's perfectly legal.
A ragtag group of programmers, system administrators and newly unemployed security consultants said last weekend at the Defcon convention that they purchased the rights to Packet Storm from Securify for just $1.
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