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Submission + - Is The Line Between 'Hacker' And 'Criminal' Really That Fuzzy?->

concealment writes: don't think there's a "line" — fuzzy, shifting or not — between "hacker" and "criminal." The two things are different. Can you be a criminal hacker? Sure. But the problem is that many non-techie folks seem to assume that any kind of hacking must be criminal. And that's the problem. It's not that some imaginary line is moving around, but that some people don't seem to understand that hacking itself is not criminal, and that there are plenty of good reasons to hack — including to expose security holes.
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Is The Line Between 'Hacker' And 'Criminal' Really That Fuzzy?

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