[Full-Disclosure] Teenager cleared of hacking - Off Topic?
Jonathan A. Zdziarski
jonathan at nuclearelephant.com
Fri Oct 17 18:12:33 BST 2003
> John> I have to wonder how many companies do deals to employ hackers
> John> (like the movie "Catch me if you can").
> I know at least one company that doesn't.
There's a big difference between hiring a hacker to do a specific job,
and hiring someone then finding out he's hacking. I guess it also
depends on whether you are defining a 'hacker' as a criminal hacker or
expanding it to include professionals. Based on what I read at the URL
you provided, I would be very surprised if Intel hired a rogue criminal
hacker to test their security, but I can certainly see companies like
Intel hiring professional white-hat hackers or possibly x-"hackers" who
have learned their lesson to do the job.
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