quote by Kevin Mitnick

Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion.

— Kevin Mitnick

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Younger hackers are hard to classify.

They're probably just as diverse as the old hackers are. We're all over the map.

Are hackers a threat? The degree of threat presented by any conduct, whether legal or illegal, depends on the actions and intent of the individual and the harm they cause.

It is only the inadequacy of the criminal code that saves the hackers from very serious prosecution.

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most [borrowed from Mark Twain]

The workstation-class machines built by Sun and others opened up new worlds for hackers.

Berkeley hackers liked to see themselves as rebels against soulless corporate empires.

For the first time, individual hackers could afford to have home machines comparable in power and storage capacity to the minicomputers of ten years earlier - Unix engines capable of supporting a full development environment and talking to the Internet.

While the vast majority of hackers may be disinclined towards violence, it would only take a few to turn cyber terrorism into reality.

See, unlike most hackers, I get little joy out of figuring out how to install the latest toy.

I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women.

It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine.

While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.

Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

It began as hackers' rights. Then it became general civil liberties of everybody - government stay away.

While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.

The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete.

Our civilization is facing a radical, imminent mass change.

The alternative to the hierarchical power structure is based on mutual aid and group consensus. As hackers we can learn these systems, manipulate these systems, and shut down these systems if we need to.

The intent of the individuals who created the DDoS attacks has nothing to do with hacking, and they are vandals, not hackers.

Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.

If you close your eyes you can imagine the hackers sitting in a room, combing through the documents to find the ones that will draw the most blood. And in a room next door are American journalists doing the same thing. As demented and criminal as it is, at least the hackers are doing it for a cause. The press is doing it for a nickel.

Andrew Hacker argues that algebra and trigonometry and calculus are subjects that almost nobody used after they graduate, and so why should we continue to compel students to try to pass them?

Those North Korean hackers are at it again. Earlier today they leaked Santa's naughty list.

I look like a geeky hacker, but I don't know anything about computers.

If you give a hacker a new toy, the first thing he'll do is take it apart to figure out how it works.

A hacker to me is someone creative who does wonderful things.

Without those hackers, we wouldn't solve the problems we need to solve, especially security.

Lisp was far more powerful and flexible than any other language of its day;

in fact, it is still a better design than most languages of today, twenty-five years later. Lisp freed ITS's hackers to think in unusual and creative ways. It was a major factor in their successes, and remains one of hackerdom's favorite languages.

As economic life relies more and more on the Internet, the potential for small bands of hackers to launch devastating attacks on the world economy is growing.

The beginnings of the hacker culture as we know it today can be conveniently dated to 1961, the year MIT acquired the first PDP-1.

The Chinese had accused the Tibetans of being terrorists, which is weird.

A Tibetan terrorist is like an Amish hacker. It just doesn't fit.

A hacker doesnt deliberately destroy data or profit from his activities.

The hackers don't want to destroy the network.

They want to keep it running, so they can keep making money from it.

Never send a boy to do a woman's job.

In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out, and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe.

The hacker mindset doesn't actually see what happens on the other side, to the victim.

Hackers are nerdy, pasty, tubby, little geeks with triple thick glasses and this is probably a demented otaku with smelly feet. So catching him will be a breeze!

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