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  • Seattle Hacker Catches Cops Who Hid Arrest Tapes
    By on April 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “In 2008, the Seattle Police illegally arrested security consultant Eric Rachner for refusing to show ID. After Rachner filed a formal complaint, he was prosecuted for obstructing, and the police claimed that videos of the arrest were unavailable — until Rachner’s research uncovered proof that the police had the videos all along.” It’s an interesting story of how he figured out how the system in use by Seattle police (more…)

  • A Look Into the Chinese Hacker Underworld
    By on February 3, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    beachels416 writes “The NY Times gained access to a Chinese hacker-for-profit, referred to as ‘Majia,’ and observed him during one of his nightly ‘sessions.’ From the article: ‘Oddly, Majia said his parents did not know that he was hacking at night [hacking is illegal in China]. But at one point, he explained the intricacies of computer hacking and stealing data while his mother stood nearby, listening silently, while offering a guest oranges and (more…)

  • How To Hire a Hacker
    By on September 2, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes “If you want to hire a hacker, you need to take a more psychology-based approach to the entire interview process to determine whether he or she has changed their ways enough to be a trustworthy employee, says Mich Kabay in a recent Network World blog post. But this approach is also ‘germane for highly skilled staffers, even those that don’t come with arrest records or who have done something questionable in their pasts,’ says David (more…)