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hellfire_1646
07-17-2008, 05:54 AM
Read this link. I am stunned reading this.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/2302732/Police-may-offer-18-year-old-computer-hacker-a-job.html

o0O0o.o0O0o
07-17-2008, 06:44 AM
people like these are very good at computers but their life is always in danger.


If he had been convicted, he could have faced five years' imprisonment on each of the charges.

We only looking at the line
Police offer him a job

but what he has to spend 5 years in jail. Whole life would have been ruined.
This hacking thing is good to try in school and colleges for fun with friends
but not for crimes. You may have to repent later in your life

ShaneC
07-19-2008, 07:20 PM
people like these are very good at computers but their life is always in danger.



We only looking at the line

but what he has to spend 5 years in jail. Whole life would have been ruined.
This hacking thing is good to try in school and colleges for fun with friends
but not for crimes. You may have to repent later in your life

Even if he was convicted I have a feeling that wouldn't stop the police or any computer software company for that matter from hiring him.

Frankly, I would rather have him on payroll than trying to "root my box."

o0O0o.o0O0o
07-20-2008, 01:20 AM
Getting hired by the software company is not the only thing in life.

FWDrew
07-20-2008, 01:38 AM
Getting hired by the software company is not the only thing in life.
Who said it was?


Even if he was convicted I have a feeling that wouldn't stop the police or any computer software company for that matter from hiring him.
I agree, someone with that much talent would certainly be hired somewhere, conviction or not. Just too bad he didnt put all that talent to good use in the first place.

Regards,

Drew

o0O0o.o0O0o
07-20-2008, 10:41 AM
Just too bad he didnt put all that talent to good use in the first place.

If he had put his talent to good use , no one should have noticed him :D

Karnak44
07-22-2008, 03:17 PM
What a story! I hope this doesn't encourage other young computer geniuses to hack. You're all right about him only being noticed for doing something illegal to that extent. He would have never been noticed otherwise, especially living in such a small rural town.

Millenia
07-22-2008, 09:18 PM
What a story! I hope this doesn't encourage other young computer geniuses to hack. You're all right about him only being noticed for doing something illegal to that extent. He would have never been noticed otherwise, especially living in such a small rural town.

I thought that, now were going to have loads of wannabe-pro-hacker-script-kiddies walking around trying to do the same.

Fumigator
07-23-2008, 06:08 PM
The police would be idiots to employ this wanker. He's a talented kid without a moral compass, and if you let him in, who knows what backdoors he'll build into your "secure" systems, which he'll then sell to the highest bidder.

Better to have put him in jail for 50 years.


...or is it OK now to commit fraud and theft? I'm confused.

oracleguy
07-23-2008, 07:04 PM
The police would be idiots to employ this wanker. He's a talented kid without a moral compass, and if you let him in, who knows what backdoors he'll build into your "secure" systems, which he'll then sell to the highest bidder.

Better to have put him in jail for 50 years.


...or is it OK now to commit fraud and theft? I'm confused.

And if for some lapse of reason they do hire him and later have to fire him, they have to hire someone else to go over every line of code and every system he ever touched looking for time bombs or backdoors. So basically, it isn't worth hiring him in the first place.

Additionally (at least in the US) the people you have working on your secure systems that might contain evidence have to be clean and creditable for the sole reason that they could be put on the stand as part of the chain of custody.

selena
07-25-2008, 02:43 PM
What a surprise. I seems how todays generation are keeping pace with technology

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o0O0o.o0O0o
07-25-2008, 02:51 PM
What a surprise. I seems how todays generation are keeping pace with technology



May be due to Nintendo Wii or PS3 :D

demtron
07-25-2008, 04:07 PM
I agree with Fumigator. The guy may be brilliant, but I'm not sure the police should get involved with him.

ST-Mike
08-01-2008, 04:08 AM
Fumigator has written some great words of wisdom, though I'm sort of thinking the police would keep eyes on him at all times.

I don't see why what he has done is so special really, I know they mention his programming being so good and "the top of his field" -- but they're just words.

TylerD
08-05-2008, 10:44 PM
Nope you wouldn't have to worry about that. I would worry about it being publicly known that he works for my firm. Every Hacker in the world would be trying to take me down to get to him. That alone would cause me more issues than just hiring him. He needs to be hired by a corp that has 10 guys just like him to watch over him. So they can mold him the right way and not have to worry about getting hacked, as they are already a target.

kosstr12
08-13-2008, 01:17 PM
people like these are very good at computers but their life is always in danger.



We only looking at the line

but what he has to spend 5 years in jail. Whole life would have been ruined.
This hacking thing is good to try in school and colleges for fun with friends
but not for crimes. You may have to repent later in your life


I agree, but it would be way more than 5 years, because it says 5 years for every offence...Then his life would literally be gone.



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