A new video from PBS’s Off Book team entitled “Can Hackers Be Heroes” looks at the ways in which the general public and the media see and define hackers and hacking and seeks to rectify the many misconceptions that are lurking about.
Unfortunately many people believe that hackers are simply cyber criminals, people who sneak into computer systems in order to disrupt, destroy, steal or gain advantage. While no one would argue against the fact that people like this do exist, there has always been people who hack with a totally different goal in mind. These people see hacking as a “finding creative solutions to technical problems” and to them, it is all about having an exploratory mindset. Continue Reading