Re: Benign crackers?
Daniel Stark wrote:
You wouldn't actually imply that hackers are out their providing a
welcome service do you? I can see if you asked for your network to
be stress tested, but to go as far as saying they provide a welcome
service? Come on! Yeah, they might have found a security whole, but
oops, now the firewall admin is out of a job. People should
constantly strive to secure their own boxen, we don't need hackers to
do it for us.
I would imply that truly benign hackers are good. We should try to
secure our own boxen, but what if we miss something. I'd rather have a
benign hacker find it than an bad bad hacker find it. It's like
open-source, the more good eyes, the less bad problems...
Of course, if a benign hacker got me, I'd also be inclined to re-format
and re-install, bearing in-mind their entry point... Just in case.