Hacker coughs up advice

Thursday, 1 July 2004, 1:00 AM EST

You've got to "understand the dark side" to be a good guy in the computer-hacking world, says ethical hack specialist Mike Sues, and most computer users don't have the first clue about the dangers they face. "I think there's a lot of misconceptions out there about hacking," says the 39-year-old owner of Rigel Kent Security and Advisory Services Inc.

Currently, the "good hacker" is building a business teaching government and private-sector employees how to get into the minds of malicious hackers in order to learn the ins and outs of securing computer systems.

By Sean McKibbon at Sun Media

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