How the GhettoHackers teach security

Friday, 2 August 2002, 2:17 PM EST

The Ghetto are good guys. So I guess the way to look at us is (as) the boot camp for the people growing up to protect the world," said "Caezar," a 28-year-old security consultant and founding member, whose appearance--which includes two spikes angling from his lip, as well as several body piercings--might otherwise evoke unease in the buttoned-down culture one floor up.

GhettoHackers is one of several groups trying to change the way society views hackers, as stereotypical malcontents interested only in crashing systems, stealing credit cards and releasing computer viruses. While cybercrime arrests make headlines regularly, groups like GhettoHackers are aiming to help those curious about information security get hands-on experience without doing harm to others.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

How to keep your contactless payments secure

Posted on 19 September 2014.  |  Fraudsters can pickpocket a victimís financial data using low-cost electronics that can fit into a rucksack. Here are the top security threats you should be aware of if youíre using a RF-based card, along with our top safety tips to keep your payments secure.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Mon, Sep 22nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //