Why FBI computer force ain't fat

Wednesday, 4 September 2002, 1:30 AM EST

The carefully coiffed men wearing suspiciously shiny shoes are at every major computer security convention.

They are there to remind hackers that law enforcement is always interested in their activities. They are also there to encourage security experts to become special agents.

But after responding to the agency's appeals for computer security experts, aspiring G-men hackers sadly say that their names will never appear on the FBI's Most Wanted Job Applicants list.

Although their technical abilities should allow them to qualify easily as agents, their ethics, age and/or physical fitness levels excluded them.

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