Hacker

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hacker

This documentary was produced by National Geographic and looks in the culture of hacking, the differing intent of hackers, and the criminals.

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  • Lots of hackers like the thrill of breaking into a network.
  • Other hackers do it because the owners of the networks are “stupid enough to have a network that weak”.
  • The dedicated black hat hackers never rest and they feel everything on the interwebs is public property.
  • CyberJunkie was also profiled as a criminal hacker who has been convicted of internet crimes. It usually takes him about 10 minutes to access entire systems of major corporations.
  • The internet was not designed for confidentiality.
  • One of the hackers predicts massive banking and financial hacks in the future.
  • Attrition.org is a hacker website where they post screenshots and photos of websites they’ve hacked.
  • Hackers blame the corporations for not doing a good enough job of protecting its customers from identity theft.
  • FloodNet is a tool used to crash websites. It generally depends on the number of users participating for the greatest effect.
  • The Mexican government was once targeted for political reasons byusing FloodNet. This act coined the term hacktivism.
  • Hackers are hackers simply because breaking into computers and networks is fun.

 

Hacker

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