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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ethical Hacking Degree?????

Well, it's finally been confirmed, the world has gone mad. I read an article in TechNewsWorld, about a university in Britain handing out hacking degrees. I don't know how long this article will be up, so read it quickly, http://www.technewsworld.com/story/51243.html "The "ethical hacker" course at Dundee, (Scotland)'s Abertay University will teach students how to find passwords and log-ins and bring down systems"
Ethical hacking degrees? According to the article, the course is being offered to teach people to out hack the hackers. They promise to carefully monitor the students. Right. What are they going to do? Implant a device that sets off an alarm if a student decides to hack into a system? Perhaps they should consider other needed courses, like, "Bank Robbing 101", or, "Proven Techniques For Embezzling Funds". Naturally I recognize the need for a computer crimes SWAT team, but this course should only be given to those already in the law enforcement field. Granted, those in police agencies can always turn to the "dark side", but it's less likely. Who's to say that the graduates of this ludicrous course aren't going to take their knowledge to the web and wreak havoc? I hope this university is ready for the lawsuits from those who will be victimized by their students. Better yet, perhaps one of their alumni will hack into their system. Now that would be poetic justice. Check out my website at www.tellmeeverything.net/homepage and tell me everything!

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