Real hackers

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Sat Feb 7 00:38:07 1998

Daniel A. Seagraves wrote:
> [Hacker Requirements]
> I dunno, I'd have to go see if the Hacker Test is still valid...
> I know there's a Sysadmin Purity Test out there, I think it's somewhere
> under
> -------
The sysadmin purity can be pretty daunting for a beginner, but it
does have some good questions. There needs to be a couple of more
branches in a few spots, since I can't get through this bit with
simple binary answers.

> Have you ever detected a security breach (breakin,
> root compromise, or some such)?

As a matter of fact, yes.

> --Did you track down the jerk who did it?


> --Did you identify him/her?

To me, that's the result of "tracking down".

> --Did you sick the FBI on him/her?

No. All they will do is put somebody in prison. I don't like
system crackers to get off that easily.

> --Did you get a conviction?

No, I was not convicted. That person will crack no more systems.

> --Did the perpetrator kill him/herself in jail out of remorse?

The perpetrator was not offered the chance.

Yes, I have a mean and vindictive streak.
Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Sat Feb 07 1998 - 00:38:07 GMT

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