Hacking for Good
Is there such a thing as a good hacker? Isn’t “ethical hacking” an oxymoron? Let me challenge your beliefs and the prevailing media message. Hackers are not evil; in fact, they generally want things to be safer and better for all. At this point, you’re probably ready to either label me as a lunatic, or give me a lesson about “hacker” vs. “cracker”. Let’s skip the historic definitions. The facts are simple.
Without “hackers”, no one would have noticed that AT&T was cooperating with the NSA for illegal wiretaps, and there would be no Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to take them to court and protect individual rights. The list goes on.