[Ilugc] [OT] InCTF '10 - Capture the Flag
darthsitius at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 10:55:08 IST 2010
On 6 February 2010 10:03, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at thenilgiris.com> wrote:
> On Saturday 06 Feb 2010 10:02:21 am Varrun Ramani wrote:
> > Ethical Hacking contest
> btw, the phrase 'ethical hacking' is considered very bad usage in FOSS
> as it has been abused by a notorious charlatan by the name of Ankit Fadia.
> consider hacking a good thing to do - and we do it as much as we can. The
> criminal activity is known as 'cracking', which can never be ethical.
Yes, Cracking is criminal and a violation of law. Unfortunately, books
published especially the one "Ethical Hacking" by Ankit Fadia(tremendously
outdated) tend to misconstrue the meaning of ethical hacking. Also, these so
called "Hacking institutes" which give courses on "hacking" are a shitload
of stuff. I was shocked to even see such adds for selling books and CD's on
"learn to hack" in LFY itself. All these tend to soil the real meaning,
summarized amazingly well by ERS as " *‘hacker’, most having to do with
technical adeptness and a delight in solving problems and overcoming limits"
On 6 February 2010 10:14, Arun SAG <sagarun at gmail.com> wrote:
> May be rephrase it as "Security and penetration testing contest" ?
Yes, we probably should. But we wanted to reach out to a large audience of
students who have no clue about security. The next time around though, it
would be changed maybe to "Security contest" or "Challenge in Application
layer Security" or so.
Thanks & Regards
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