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Teaching How To Create Malicious Code

In universities around the world, a question has arisen about computer studies syllabuses: should students be taught how to create viruses and malicious code? There are several opinions on this issue. Those who think it should not be taught, have many arguments in their favor. To teach a student destructive techniques implies the possibility that, eventually, they could use them not to improve the security systems they might design, but rather to create new, dangerous viruses. This does not mean computer science students fit the stereotypical image of a hacker: untidy youngsters locked in rooms full of computing materials, programming between pizzas and almost in the dark. A computer science student does not differ much from a law student, and they don’t learn to commit crimes and avoid the law simply by studying it. Students of any discipline simply try to put it technique into practice, and although it is not easy to build a bridge in the first few years of your degree, it is easy to develop an experimental virus. Full Story

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