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Join the U.S. Hacker Corps; see the world

What this country needs aren’t bigger bombs and deadlier bullets. What it needs is a Corps of Hackers devoted to protecting the nation’s computer infrastructure from cyber invasion. So says cyber terrorism expert John Arquilla. Computer hackers are an untapped and unrecognized military resource, Arquilla said in a recent speech to The World Affairs Council of Ventura County. Money and effort now spent tracking down hackers and throwing them in prison with bank robbers and drug peddlers would be better spent recruiting hackers for national security work, said Arquilla, co-director of the Center on Terrorism & Irregular Warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. This may not seem like a great idea if your mental picture of a hacker is a bleery-eyed sugar-swilling geek who gets his jollies breaking into computers and planting destructive computer viruses. Full Story

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