Description: Computer hacking has always been a pursuit driven more by geeky passion than a quest for profits. But it is now becoming a pathway to earning serious money.
Date: Oct 10, 2011
A decade ago, a skilled hacker who discovered a software security flaw had two choices: he could tell the company about the problem, or he could publish his findings. The former brought the risk that the company could quietly fix the problem, yielding nothing for the clever hacker who brought it to light. The latter brought praise from his peers, but also possible accusations that he was aiding criminals. READ REST OF STORY
Questions for discussion:
- Do you see this development of a market for hackers, a positive development for the IS industry? Why? Why not?
2. Are their any ethics that hackers should have in order to bring their skill to a legal market for their services?