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Hackers: Information Warefare - College Essay

Hackers: Information Warefare


Dr. Clark
PHL 233
The Popularity Of The Internet Has Hrown Immeasurably In The Past Few Years.
Along with it the so-called "hacker" community has grown and risen to a level
where it's less of a black market scenario and more of "A Current Affair"
scenario. Misconceptions as to what a hacker is and does run rampant in
everyone who thinks they understand what the Internet is after using it a few
times. In the next few pages I'm going to do my best to prove the true
definition of what a hacker is, how global economic electronic warfare ties into
it, background on the Internet, along with a plethora of scatological material
purely for your reading enjoyment. I will attempt to use the least ...

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street.". A
few might wonder what it does and then move on. The hacker, the true hacker,
will see the box, stop, examine it, wonder about it, and spend mental time
trying to figure it out. Given the proper circumstances, he might come back
later to look closely at the wiring, or even be so bold as to open the box. Not
maliciously, just out of curiosity. The hacker wants to know how things
work.(8)

Hackers truly are "America's Most Valuable Resource,"(4:264) as ex-CIA Robert
Steele has said. But if we don't stop screwing over our own countrymen, we will
never be looked at as anything more than common gutter trash. Hacking computers
for the sole purpose of collecting systems like space-age baseball cards is
stupid and pointless; and can only lead to a quick trip up the river.

Let's say that everyone was given an opportunity to hack without any worry of
prosecution with free access to a safe system to hack from, with the only catch
being that you could not hack certain ...

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is it fair that we keep getting shafted by these so-called "allies?". Is it
fair that we sit idly by, like some old hound too lazy to scratch at the ticks
sucking out our life's blood by the gallon? Hell no.

Let's say that an enterprising group of computer hackers decided to strike back.
Using equipment bought legally, using network connections obtained and paid for
legally, and making sure that all usage was tracked and paid for, this same
group began a systematic attack of foreign computers. Then, upon having gained
access, gave any and all information obtained to American corporations and the
Federal government.

What laws would be broken? Federal Computer Crime Statutes ...

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