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Pros, Cons of Hiring Ex-criminal Hackers

The theory in the world of hacking is this: No one can test the security of a computer system better than former attackers themselves. But some security experts say that notion is nonsense. “Breaking in is really easy; it’s preventing it that’s hard,” said Ira Winkler, Hewlett-Packard’s chief security strategist, who insists that the best security testers he’s ever worked with have the squeakiest of clean records. Yet there are plenty of examples of convicted hackers who went from crime to lucrative security jobs. A student who used another hacker’s template to launch the “Anna Kournikova” virus landed a job offer from the mayor of Sneek, his Dutch hometown. Full Story

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