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Wassercrats

Any good security consultant, police officer, government agent or member of the military will tell you, in order to defend yourself from theats you must understand two things; the attacker and the mode of attack. People who work in the security field train themselves to think like their "foes", so they can anticipate their moves. It only makes sense, how can you defend yourself if you dont know whats threating you? Stupidity and rampant fear results, after all mankind's greatest fear is the fear of the unknown (to sorta quote H.P. Lovecraft).

Also any encryption expert worth his salt will tell you that a closed system/algorithm is far less secure than an open system/algorithm. Most cryptographers spend as much time writing algorithms as they do trying to break them.

A book about hacking, no matter who publishes it, is just like any other bit of information. It can be used for good,.. and it can be used for evil. There is little doubt in my mind that this book was published with the "know your attacker" thought in mind, rather than "Learn to crack the IRS DBase in 24 hours".

This information is all valuable, and since information itself is an abstract concept and not a concious entity with a moral capacity of its own, its all about how you use it.

Think a bit before you post.

-stvn

In reply to Re: Re: Re: Boycott O'Reilly by stvn
in thread Boycott O'Reilly by Wassercrats

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