Hacking on My Mind


In the kind of serendipitous juxtaposition (whew!) that only happens in a news aggregator, I ran across this article on the local Salt Lake City chapter of 2600 by Dave Fletcher and right next to it was this little piece about NBC not being willing to interview someone who'd broken into their system.  

The insecurity of computers and networks is downright scary.  While I may not condone some other their activities, the local 2600 chapter does appear to be quite well organized and they approach what they do with almost an academic flavor: regular meetings where papers are presented and discussed (followed by the nefarious activity, presumably).  Frankly it seems that the only reason businesses are able to get anything done is because no one's made a concerted attack yet.