Ethical hacking is only for the just

Ethical hacking is only for the just
May 23, 2011 EC-Council

Jay Bavisi, president and co-founder of the EC-Council (The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants), speaks in this letter about the boundaries of ethical hacking, and urges the industry not to judge the ethical hacking community by the actions of one security professional:

In a recent ZDNet Australia article, “Qld cops denounce ‘ethical hacking‘”, the author, Stilgherrian, wrote the following:

“Police have spoken out strongly against so-called ‘ethical hacking’ in the wake of the demonstration of a Facebook privacy hack at the BSides Australia conference being held in conjunction with the AusCERT 2011 information security conference. The incident has already seen a journalist arrested and his iPad seized.”

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