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I'm on the Right Side of the Law, Says Top Hacker

Hackers are generally expected to hide in the dark alleys of the cyber-world, ambushing corporate and government data when they least expect it. But one of India’s top hackers, Ankit Fadia, boasts about being a hacker. “Most people don’t know that there are hackers and there are crackers,” says the 17-year-old who is in Ahmedabad to lecture students and professionals at the Nirma Institute of Technology. “Hackers are the good guys, who detect loopholes in websites and tell the concerned agency about it. Crackers are the bad guys who use loopholes to indulge in illegal activities. Like breaking into a bank website, downloading credit card numbers and making purchases on-line.” To dispel the myths, Ankit is helping organise a national gathering of hackers at Pune in October called Hack. It will be on the lines of the annual Black Hat event in the US where hundreds of hackers come together and try to hack into each others computers. Full Story

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