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Teach Your Hackers Well

I don't usually read Newsweek, but it had an interesting profile of George Ledin, a Sonoma State University professor who teaches his students to write viruses and keystroker recorders, and cause all sorts of digital mischief.

Of course, many people are appalled, likening Ledin's teachings to a subversive training camp. (Digression: I hate the term "terrorist" because it gives these punks too much power; by calling them terrorists we imply that they've already succeeded in creating fear.)

I believe the only way to fight hacking is to know hacking. Is it wrong to teach hacking techniques? Send your thoughts to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/19/2008 at 1:15 PM


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