IT enthusiasts taking up 'self-defence' hacking courses

Friday, 26 December 2003, 10:11 AM EST

More IT professionals and enthusiasts are learning how to hack into computer systems in order to protect their own.

In the past three months, more than 400 people have enrolled into the Ethical Hacking course offered by Informatics.

Ken Chua is an electronics engineer but his passion in IT spurred him to learn more about cyber-security.

"I use the Internet a lot, so it's good to know more about such security, so that if people try to hack into my system, I'll be more aware," Mr Chua said.

Students learn how to break into computer networks to check for vulnerabilities.

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