So you want to be a REAL hacker?

The place to hang out and talk about totally anything general.
User avatar
Mr. Roboto
level4
level4
Posts: 826
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:05 pm
Location: Baltimore.md.us

So you want to be a REAL hacker?

Postby Mr. Roboto » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:24 pm

I tend to read ZDNet's site during my downtime at work (lately, I've had more downtime than I care for). Today, they had this interesting little number about a UK university offering a course in "ethical hacking."

I'm going to check it out further to see if I'm interested... or can qualify for the course.
Montyphy
level5
level5
Posts: 6746
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:28 pm
Location: Bristol, England

Postby Montyphy » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:33 pm

Somewhat interesting but I feel many computer science courses will already incorporate a lot of things they will learn. The difference probably being that the modules will be more focused on algorithms, maths and networks.
Uplink help: Check out the Guide or FAQ.
Latest Uplink patch is v1.55.
Stewsburntmonkey
level5
level5
Posts: 11553
Joined: Wed Jul 10, 2002 7:44 pm
Location: Nashville, TN
Contact:

Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:12 am

It actually looks like it is just a fairly standard network security course that they changed the name of to draw attention.
FTR123
level2
level2
Posts: 107
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:33 am

Postby FTR123 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:52 am

:( i wish i could get in i spent all of my time learning about computers or fixing them or trying to improve them.
Agent Zerro
level3
level3
Posts: 302
Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:45 am
Location: Arad, Romania

Postby Agent Zerro » Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:21 pm

Actually, you can learn everything you need in the standard courses offered by any educational institution... I don't see anything special about this course. 'xcept the name that is.
Think the Unthinkable
Expect the Unexpected
Do the Impossible

Image
User avatar
Babylon5
level5
level5
Posts: 1873
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:30 pm
Location: Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland
Contact:

Postby Babylon5 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:34 pm

That is very near me...
Image

No, I have NOT fixed my speakers.
Rkiver
level5
level5
Posts: 6405
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2002 10:39 am
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Postby Rkiver » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:33 am

"Ooooh let's rename one of our standard boring network security courses into "Ethical Hacking" and we'll get all the kids who want to hack clammering to get in."
Uplink help: Read the FAQ
Montyphy
level5
level5
Posts: 6746
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:28 pm
Location: Bristol, England

Postby Montyphy » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:25 pm

If you could get £3000 per EU student or +£11,000 per non-EU student wouldn't you do everything you could to get people to join up.
Uplink help: Check out the Guide or FAQ.

Latest Uplink patch is v1.55.
Montyphy
level5
level5
Posts: 6746
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:28 pm
Location: Bristol, England

Postby Montyphy » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:30 am

It's all in the name. Personally, I feel having a degree in "Ethical Hacking" may to limit you job prospects compared to "Network Security", even if the course material was the same.

Reminds me of where I use to work. Even though their jobs were basically the same there were two type of people. Those who wanted to be known as researchers and those who wanted to be known as engineers. Then the Big Cheese came along and called them all technologists, which I personally think makes them sound like people who work in Dixons.
Uplink help: Check out the Guide or FAQ.

Latest Uplink patch is v1.55.
User avatar
shinygerbil
level5
level5
Posts: 4667
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:14 pm
Location: Out, finding my own food. Also, doing the shinyBonsai Manoeuvre(tm)
Contact:

Postby shinygerbil » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:07 am

I've always thought it referred to "technician"...
Here is my signature. Make of it what you will.
Image

Return to “Introversion Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests