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Hackers make using internet cafes a risky enterprise in Beirut

Hundreds of young people in the southern suburbs are learning skills that no school will teach. Behind the unassuming facade of internet cafes in the southern suburbs of Beirut, hundreds of young people are learning computing skills no school, university or corporate course can teach them – hacking. Hacking is a label applied to people who have acquired the relevant computing skills to be able to break into computer networks, obviate the security protection on application software and create or distribute viruses. The Daily Star interviewed several hackers in the suburbs, but due to the fact that such activities are illegal – many expressed concerns regarding Interpol – only their hacker names will be used to provide a degree of anonymity. Full Story

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