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Submission + - Hacker feels bad: Well, duh.... (wired.com)

sackbut writes: From the story:"Jean-Pierre Lesueur is in many ways a typical 22-year-old computer geek. He lives outside of Paris, coding Java by day for a European company that processes airline tickets. He likes playing the piano and reading Stephen Hawking. But he’s also the man who built Dark Comet — which was recently used by the Syrian government to steal information from the computers of activists fighting to overthrow it.

Dark Comet is a software application that gives you remote control over another computer, and Lesueur says he wrote it just to prove his programming cred."

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COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler one expects from a corporation whose president codes in octal. -- J.N. Gray