Anyway, I thought I should tell you a bit about why I hack. Because everyone usually assumes it’s for nefarious purposes. And while many people do uh, use their powers for evil, not everyone does. And it’s possible, in hacking, for leopards to change their spots and become good guys. That basically describes my first teacher.
Hackers are generally portrayed as either type A) a massively overweight guy in his mothers basement who has the social skills of a rodent or; B) a tall, rake-thin evil villain, usually British, probably a smoker and somewhat of a B-character.
The truth is often somewhere in the middle. While both extremes exist (most evil villain hackers I’ve met have been American though), most people are no more or less in shape than your average banker.
Anyway, as to why I hack? Because knowledge is good, access to information is a right and it’s just plain fun. Stay tuned for real-world exploits that are…. uh, hypothetical… of course. 😉