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DARPA wants hacker help

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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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Originally posted by zorgon
Hmmm so let me see if i got this straight..

gary mcKinnon the wanna be hacker gets busted and they still haven't extradited him...

Now they send out a call to get hackers?

So the call goes like this...

"Hey DARPA... I been a hacker for x years, where do I sign up"

10 minutes later Feds are knocking at the door



what you just described is how things work out in Hollywood, not real life. if that were true millions of hacking experts, teachers and school graduates would be arrested. can you imagine sting operations on hacking conventions? lol see, there`s a legit science called "Computer Science" and hacking but a very small part of it. if you happen to be very good with "computer architecture" and "networking" for example, you are essentially a hacker.
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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by tristar
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The term " hacker" can be granted to anyone with minimal knowledge, its move beyond that term.


food for thought..


i dont know what you mean to say, honestly.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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tis true,, the work hacker has become used by hollywood. A hacker originally was anyone who knew stuff about computers and "hacked" away at the keyboard.

but like I said, i think people are getting to worried about this. Theyre just looking for people who are experts in network security.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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Welcome to www.abovetopsecret.com, were the interaction is not what you will find within other sites. Carefull, tread with caution.

Sincerely

tristar.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by sbctinfantry

DARPA wants hacker help


www.federalnewsradio.com

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for cybersecurity expertise in the most unlikely place: the hacker community. DARPA says it will fund independent security researchers and experimental projects, with the hopes of implementing cybersecurity projects faster. Awardees would also keep commercial rights over their work. NextGov reports the unconventional approach is meant to attract nontraditional players like hobbyists, startups and hackers.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.nextgov.com


LOL this makes me just laugh my butt off.

Darpa, the people who INVENTED the internet? Wants hackers to help them? BS.

I guess this is what you get when you are highly insulated in a particular "elite" organization; very limited and short-sighted mind-sets who do not know how to think outside of the box. I suppose that having unlimited funding and narrow-minded "higher-ups" doesn't equal "innovation."

It's ironic that during my training as a network specialist, we had to "assume" the position of a "hacker" to test networks to keep them secure. Yes, we had to "think" and "be" as a "Hacker." And know how to use the tools, which are by comparison of today's standards, as "bear skins and stone knives." But the philosophy still prevails in every "network administrative" thought. Give them what they NEED to work, not what they WANT at work. Open-up the shares and restrict them by ACL's or permissions.

Side-note: When in college, I tried to run my own webserver (W2K Adv Server) back in 02, but got so frustrated at the security holes, despite current updates and security measures; the server was hacked hundreds of times by "Hackers" in another country, so I shut it down and moved all my stuff to an external server / host company.

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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:32 PM
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Amuse and Abuse, its a motto not openly discussed.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by delicatessen
if you happen to be very good with "computer architecture" and "networking" for example, you are essentially a hacker.


AH So Gary is just a Hollywood actor... I guess that explains why he forgot about screen capture and internet cache


Well at least I gotz names of 'Non-terrestrial officers"
But I tend to knock on the front door


But yeah, I know the difference... it is just usually 'hacker' refers to the "evil virus unleashing wanna mess up your system" types in the public's eye

And you can't tell me those don't exist



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
Very interesting, perhaps I should take a stab at it?
S + F!


Well... if you really want... I have a couple unique addresses I would like a peek inside...

But better wait til Tristar isn't looking




posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by delicatessen
if you happen to be very good with "computer architecture" and "networking" for example, you are essentially a hacker.


AH So Gary is just a Hollywood actor... I guess that explains why he forgot about screen capture and internet cache


Well at least I gotz names of 'Non-terrestrial officers"
But I tend to knock on the front door


But yeah, I know the difference... it is just usually 'hacker' refers to the "evil virus unleashing wanna mess up your system" types in the public's eye

And you can't tell me those don't exist


excuse me, what kind of idiot is going to sit there and say "i am a black hat cracker who sends unidentifiable malicious packets that you intrusion detection system and firewall cant catch. dont believe me? here`s my portfolio." besides exploiting weak systems for malicious purposes and answering legit call for experts are two different things. people, be logical.
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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by tristar
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Welcome to www.abovetopsecret.com, were the interaction is not what you will find within other sites. Carefull, tread with caution.

Sincerely

tristar.


tristar, do you read people on street verses from Koran if they ask you about the whereabouts of a local library?



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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okay..sorry for interrupting about the term black hat...okay..back to reality..black hats..really..you think they exist or are they people who failed to be incorporated.....get it....!!!!


whats the simple 12 digit to a peta encryption...





posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by tristar
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okay..sorry for interrupting about the term black hat...okay..back to reality..black hats..really..you think they exist or are they people who failed to be incorporated.....get it....!!!!


whats the simple 12 digit to a peta encryption...




be sure to tell us if you know.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by delicatessen

Originally posted by tristar
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okay..sorry for interrupting about the term black hat...okay..back to reality..black hats..really..you think they exist or are they people who failed to be incorporated.....get it....!!!!


whats the simple 12 digit to a peta encryption...




be sure to tell us if you know.


np..was in vegas..ya naw....that is if you were there that is.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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have to agree with memoryshock on this it's the system seeking to co-opt/grant legitimacy.

then the cell door slams shut.

a few years of working within the system then stifles & kills any creativity said hackers have, and then there will be another call for hackers to "work with us".=>


Tristar & Zorgon be to sure to keep an eye out for any Depth Charges.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 11:54 PM
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Folks, their is nothing illegal or unethical about hacking. All that is going on here is that DARPA is funding some security projects. If you have ever ben to ShmooCon you will realize that this is a good idea.



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
have to agree with memoryshock on this it's the system seeking to co-opt/grant legitimacy.

then the cell door slams shut.

a few years of working within the system then stifles & kills any creativity said hackers have, and then there will be another call for hackers to "work with us".=>


Tristar & Zorgon be to sure to keep an eye out for any Depth Charges.



another cliche. in reality, everyone gets what they want. most newly enrolled tech pros get to be exposed to new technology and gadgets that they had no assess to prior. but then again this is ATS and saying BS about something that you have no idea of in the hopes it makes sense in the end is nothing new, really. like asking for random 12 digit encryption for Peta.
you cant blame the feeble minded who eat this up though.



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