What I learned at hacker camp

Monday, 3 April 2006, 1:05 PM EST

I didn't wake to Reveille in army barracks. I wasn't dressed in fatigues. And no way was I marching around holding a rifle above my head. But in the wee hours one recent Thursday I was headed to boot camp nonetheless -- hacker boot camp. For a full day, I would immerse myself in the tricks of the computer hacking trade, getting hands-on training in how scam artists construct the code that wreaks havoc on the world's computers. The key distinction: This is "ethical" hacker boot camp, put on by a company called TechTrain, which hosts about 24 of these intensive training sessions each year.

At BusinessWeek.

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