Hacking For Changes
As the world enters the 21st century, changes are being made throughout society. A minor change would be an obvious rise in industrial and home computer usage. Consequently, there has been a rise in hackers, in fact ?there are more hackers today than ever before (Platt 153).? Due to hackers and hacking activity, changes have been made in both the handling of electronic information and the laws governing computer security.
In light of the ever-growing computer trend, the title ?hacker? has practically become a household word. Yet the connotations can range from an idealized, computer expert to an internet junkie, running from the law. To define a true hacker one must simply examine their motives and Klein Associates, a research firm who has been commissioned by the U.S. military to study the psychology of hackers, has done just that. Mike McCloskey of Klein Associates says, ?Hackers have an inherent interest in technology? (Koerner 53). And more importantly, ?[Hackers] don?t like the idea that information is private,? says Terry Stanard also from Klein Associates (53). Hackers all share the same view on this matter, and Stewart Brand, founder of the Whole Earth Catalogue, probably
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