Hacker profile: Peiter Mudge Zatko

Friday, 23 April 2004, 3:36 PM EST

Take the response to ZDNet Australia's request for his age as an example: "[I'm] not trying to be coy, but my age, race, religion, etcetera, are always items I try not to divulge. The rationale is probably quite different than what most people infer. It is as follows: without irrelevant information such as skin colour and the aforementioned items, people are stripped of data that normally would encourage functional fixation."

It seems Zatko's brain has been over-clocking from a very young age.

"When I was growing up, around the age of five or so, I couldn't wrap my head around 'life'.

By Patrick Gray at ZDNet.

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