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RE: [Full-Disclosure] Meth and hacking?
From: Chris DeVoney (cdevoneyu.washington.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 10 2004 - 12:50:02 CST
On Wednesday, March 10, 2004 9:44 AM, Steven Alexander wrote:
> "The drugs and the crime fit neatly together; addicts strung
> out on meth can stay awake and focused for days at a time,
> making them expert hackers and mailbox thieves. And ID theft
> is easy money, the perfect income for drug addicts who have
> no other way to fund their habit."
> Expert hackers? WTF?
Depends on how you define "expert" but I could accept Bob Sullivan's
defintion (although his idiot editor at MSNBC could have changed the
According to the article, the theft doesn't start with an online activity;
it starts by stealing US Mail. The information is then successfully
exploited online. No, the person isn't an expert hacker, per sa; they become
expert at exploiting identify theft, just a fancy name for a thief.
But concentration and long, continuous effort working at a craft can improve
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