It was inevitable that the hacking scene be split into new sub categories with new terminology to represent the mentality of the world's brightest hackers. A decade ago it was a lot easier to understand what a hacker was and could do. Now we have millions of people using computers each day for email, e-commerce, banking, business, socialising, etc. It's clear cyberspace has become a mirror of reality with more and more people getting online every day. The internet follows the same patterns as the universal guiding pattern of birth, a system rises, transforms itself and the world. Birth, change, death, rebirth, but on the net it's beta, version 1, obsolete, prototype.
And on and on it goes bringing new, hardier, more efficient systems and programs. So what's this got to do with security? Everything, security is a myth, just as in real life security is a myth. It's told we will have security if we follow responsibilities and be good law abiding people, we will be given security if we keep loyal to our government and laws from the system. Security in real life is given at a price to us, which is programmed and sold into us. Others tell us we have security. Security on the net is similar with some respect. You go to a security company, purchase a firewall or have a marketer speak to your IT department and make you feel that now you have security, but you don't because the firewall is installed and not setup correctly, also you still have left other doorways open. 75% of all attacks occur despite having a firewall in place. How are are people getting through these seemingly impenetrable devices? Web hacking, It's the next generation of hacking kungfu, people now are focusing more and more on bugs in e-commerce technology. The open youth will always rebel, always. When they rebel generation after generation they learn more and more about the systems than some of the rulers that think they have control of them. Security is a myth, it's sold to us in real life at a price, it's sold to us to program security and safety into our minds, but every day you have an affinity of possibilities which can leave you with no security.