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Hacking and Cracking- pros and cons

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Hacking and Cracking-
pros and cons What is a HAcker?
A hacker is a
person who is skilled in
breaking into the computer
of others, but does not intend
to do harm Pros of hacking-
When a hacker is hired
he or she can be given a specific
job or way to hack into a computer.
This can give a company important
insight of possible back doors or openings
in the company's security Cons-Though you are paying a hacker to break into your system, you never know whatelse they might do. An example of this is hiring a cheap "reformed" black hat hacker. Black hat hackers can break into your system and steal information or if in the hacker you hired could leave possible back doors into your system.
Another con is if the hacker is inexperience he or she might leave harmful programes. What is a Cracker? A cracker is a person who breaks into computers in order to obtain personal information, a profit, maliciously, for some altruistic purpose or cause, or because the challenge is there. By-Binh Tran This Prezi is about Hacking and Cracking-pros and cons. I will explain the good and bad that comes from hacking and cracking. "Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computers"
This article was released on February 5, 2011. It stated, "a group of hackers have hacked into the computer network of the Nasdaq system. The hackers have penetrated the system mulitable times. The hackers have not done any damage, but they have looked around the Nasdaq system. The hackers may face up to 20 years in prison. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704709304576124502351634690.html?KEYWORDS=hackers+penetrate+nasdaq+computers sites that I have used 1)
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/91549/Is_hacking_ethical_?taxonomyId=17pageNumber=1 2) http://school.nettrekker.com/goExternal?np=/external.ftl&pp=/error.ftl&evlCode=318779&productName=school&HOMEPAGE=H 3)
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/91549/Is_hacking_ethical_?taxonomyId=17&pageNumber=1 4) History of Hacking and Cracking 5)
http://www.roadnews.com/html/Articles/historyofhacking.htm Pros of cracking- You finally understand that your whole life shouldn't be so dependent to technology. Cons of a cracker Crackers can break into your system and steal personal information.
Crackers have been know for damaging networks by planting viruses and other maleous software. Incidents Of Hackings Ethics in socity Hacking these days have have been shunned. Many hackers have been kicked out of public servers and marked for life because of it. Legal issues-
Though hackers didn't intend to do harm it is a crime. Due to the laws enacted through out the world, Hacking and Cracking have been deem a crime and can serve up to a year in prsion. Oil Firms Hit by Hackers From China In February 2 2011, a notorious hacker named the "night dragon" has stolen highly senstive information about oil- and gas-field operations, project financing and bidding documents. The companies agents have traced the hacker's tools to China. The report also states, in the 2010 defence department, most recent attacks have orginated from China. In the beginning, the term hacker was a complimentary work for a computer enthusiast. Now it is used to brand people who do illegal things to today's technology. While, crackers from the start was people who broke into computers or network illegally for nefarious purposes. In the early 1960s, the first hackers arrived from universities. Their groups consist of MIT students. There goals were noble and they only wanted to push computers to their limit and beyond. However as the years go on, the hacker morality has degraded. The first incident of an illegal hacking was in 1983. 6)
http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/white-papers/wp-global-energy-cyberattacks-night-dragon.pdf
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