Want to outwit hackers? Hire an ethical one

By | June 21, 2006

In a dimly lit room on the outskirts of this bustling city, 11 budding hackers are working intently on breaking into the files of a large corporation, having already hacked into the company´s main computer server. Now in possession of almost unfettered access, they rapidly type commands on their keyboards, preparing to troll through the server´s files for passwords, confidential documents, and financial records.

The group´s work could bring the company to its knees – if this were a real hack. But the company isfictitious, and the wannabe cyber-thieves are actually all computer security professionals.

They´re here to take part in an eight-day course that teaches them the tools and techniques that hackers would use to get into the systems they are trying to protect.Read Full Story

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