Criminals with a Microsoft touch

Tuesday, 25 November 2003, 1:50 PM EST

When the subject is computers, Dr. Orly Turgeman Goldschmidt is more cautious than the average computer-user. She works on two computers and she never saves important files on the computer that is linked to the Internet. She updates her anti-virus software program every day and continually saves the documents on her computer. After interviewing 54 hackers and after two of them managed to break into her computer, she is taking no chances. Turgeman, who teaches in Tel Aviv University's sociology department, had interviewed the hackers for her doctoral dissertation. The subject: how hackers, or computer criminals, perceive themselves.

When the subject is computers, Dr. Orly Turgeman Goldschmidt is more cautious than the average computer-user. She works on two computers and she never saves important files on the computer that is linked to the Internet. She updates her anti-virus software program every day and continually saves the documents on her computer. After interviewing 54 hackers and after two of them - who did not manage to get the names of the other interviewees from Turgeman - managed to break into her computer, she is taking no chances. Turgeman, who teaches in Tel Aviv University's sociology department, had interviewed the hackers for her doctoral dissertation. The subject: how hackers, or computer criminals, perceive themselves.

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