School teaches 'ethical hacking' to computer students

Monday, 5 July 2004, 2:46 PM EST

Sporting long sideburns, a goatee and black baseball cap, instructor Ralph Echemendia has a class of 15 buttoned-down corporate, academic and military leaders spellbound. The lesson: hacking.

The students huddled over laptops at a Los Angeles-area college have paid nearly $4 000 to attend "Hacker College", a computer boot camp designed to show how people will try to break into network systems -- and how they will succeed.

"It is an amazing thing how insecure the big corporations are," said Echemendia during a break in the weeklong seminar. "It is just amazing how easy it is."

At IT Web.

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