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A reformed hacker myself, I spent nearly four-and-a-half years in federal detention in US prisons awaiting trial.
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All they need to do is to set up some website somewhere selling some bogus product at twenty percent of the normal market prices and people are going to be tricked into providing their credit card numbers.
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Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn't have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive.
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Are hackers a threat? The degree of threat presented by any conduct, whether legal or illegal, depends on the actions and intent of the individual and the harm they cause.
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Arpanet, predecessor of the internet, was refined for years by hackers who contributed their research in pursuit of distributed computing.
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As a young boy, I was taught in high school that hacking was cool.
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Back in my day, I would probe by hand. Now you can get commercial software that does the job for you.
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But a lot of businesses out there don't see the return on investment, they look at it as a liability, and until they can understand that proactive security actually returns, gives them a return on investment, it's still a hard sell for people.
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But government prosecutors, and New York Times reporter John Markoff, grossly exaggerated the harm I allegedly caused.
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For 49 months I was denied a bail hearing (unprecedented in US history according to my defence team's research) and denied release on bail.
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I basically look at it as... if the guy hacked into Citibank and stole millions of dollars, would I hire him to secure my bank? Maybe not!
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I believe in having each device secured and monitoring each device, rather than just monitoring holistically on the network, and then responding in short enough time for damage control.
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I can't really stereotype the whole industry, but they'll be proactive about anti-virus software because they've already seen the effects.
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I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I'm trying to be now, I'm trying to take this lemon and make lemonade.
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I was pretty much the government's poster boy for what I had done.
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I'm an expert witness in a case that's in appeal about a guy who allegedly misappropriated source code from a major, major company - he actually worked there and then apparently they found it on his laptop later.
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I've always looked at it as, what I did was wrong and I should have been punished, but the punishment didn't fit the crime.
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It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was - and is - respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills.
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It's amazing that I've been successful in this endeavor because now I travel round the world speaking about security.
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My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved, despite the government's false claims.
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My message today is primary the same... I usually go around speaking on the threat of the human element, particularly on social engineering.
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Now it's a question of integrity - can we really trust our information?
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Of course I'm sure half the people there hate me and half the people like me.
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Security is always going to be a cat and mouse game because there'll be people out there that are hunting for the zero day award, you have people that don't have configuration management, don't have vulnerability management, don't have patch management.
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Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion.
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So the ethic I was taught in school resulted in the path I chose in my life following school.
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So what I was essentially doing was, I compromised the confidentiality of their proprietary software to advance my agenda of becoming the best at breaking through the lock.
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So what you have to do is think about authenticating credit card transactions more than thinking about obfuscating the credit card number.
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Some people think technology has the answers.
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Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc, which set the computing world on its ear with the Macintosh in 1984.
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The hacker mindset doesn't actually see what happens on the other side, to the victim.
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The intent of the individuals who created the DDoS attacks has nothing to do with hacking, and they are vandals, not hackers.
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Then again, my case was all about the misappropriation of source code because I wanted to become the best hacker in the world and I enjoyed beating the security mechanisms.
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Unscrupulous lawyers commit crimes using computers in America every day, and yet the media has resolutely refused to label lawyers as a threat to e-commerce.
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We have problems with our physical security, operational security through to management.
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