Originally Posted by MIK3
of course i will not refrain from adding my input as usual; i dont think anyone and everyone should go around discussing hacking, but i have to say that any who is seriously going to hack something is not likely going to be lokkig for help. i mean its not the easiest thing in the world to do. you have to be fluent in programming languages, firewall types, network types, access methods, general networking, scripting, i mean there is alot of knowledge that goes into hacking. the simple assumption that any small amount of advice given out in a post or thread could facilitate some large scale act of vandalism or any act of crime is sort of well... dumb.
however there is of course that line, but who knows where it is? i dont think we should be telling people how to wardrive and whatnot, but i think someone with a large enough knowledge base to hack and do some damage, is probably smart enough not to do it. There was of course the library of congress. i mean, look at HL2 source. that guy hardly hacked, he used keyloggers and a known security bug in outlook. which brings up a point, i do agree things like the outlook bug should not be discussed, because people can do some damage with that without a knowing a ton.
i agree somethings shouldn't be discussed, but how many people on techware caould actually tell someone how to do some real damage? i know there are a few, but ive never heard any of them give out info. and hell, ive asked some relatively controversial questions in the past myself.
i do have to admit tho, and ill venture to say pro will agree with me, it is fun trying to get around school censoring and security measures. >