DEFCON Kids: All Hackers Aren't Jerks

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PCLinuxguy

the problem I have is organizations like Anonymous and Lulsec/lulzsec (?) keep doing stupid crap with their hacking rather than putting it to good use for the benefit of others rather than their own desires to screw with people.  if they're that "1337" then they need to grow the hell up and put their "skill" to use like this program does for kids, rather than being jerks and shutting down banks etc.   good program that they're doing for these kids too btw.

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Kinetic

Didn't they just use to be called white hats?

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Ghok

As many of the commenters on this site can't seem to understand the difference between various hackers, I somehow doubt the general public ever will. I can't see a story like this making a cable news network without heaps of outraged pundits.

This program is a good idea, though. I would have loved to have done something like this when I was that age.

 

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DDRDiesel

You see, I wish there was stuff like this when I was growing up.  I would love to learn how to do stuff like this, whether it comes in handy in my career or not.  But lo, I feel as though my time has passed, and now these young'ns will surpass me, my knowledge, and the knowledge of my peers :(

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TerribleToaster

Humans aren't dogs, we can learn new tricks even in our old age. We have to.

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Morete

If hacking is outlawed, only outlaws will hack.

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Bad-Karma

Make that one up all by yourself?

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Caboose

This is good. Hopefully this will help breed a new generation of white-hat hackers to help prevent the scum of the e-world like Lulz and Anon.

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