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Interesting article discussing the culture, and/or the lies about the stereo-typical “hacker”. I remember, reading a book in high school (can’t find the title now), that mentioned stuff about your average hacker, and how the stereotypes back in pre-2000 were that they are fat, and have cats, and attempted to disprove those stereotypes.
Quote from TripWire:
Myth #1: Hackers Are Maladjusted Young People Who Live In Their Mothers’ Basements
We all know this one quite well. Some of the most dangerous hackers—the myth goes—wear black T-shirts, have long hair and are under 30 years of age.
Myth #2: Hacking Is A “Boys Only” Club
Hacking may be a predominantly male activity but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t female hackers out there.
Myth #3: All Hackers Are Masters of Their Craft
The way we paint hackers today elevates them to a level of unmatched technical prowess. Using this platform of expertise, they compromise any system they want with ease, regardless of whatever security protocols may be in place.
Myth #4: All Hacking Is Bad
The notion that all hackers intend to cause harm is one of the biggest hacking myths today.