The Dangers of Hacking
April 9, 2012
There are those who engage in hacking and commit fraud for monetary gain. And there are those who hack for the purpose of civil disobedience or to disrupt businesses, such as the group Anonymous. An article posted on NPR: All Tech Considered, discusses the anonymity of online actions and how this anonymity can lure people to believing their actions online may not have real-world consequences. The author believes the risk has more to do with the kind of technology that is being built into more kinds of networked devices, from factory valves to medical equipment to chips used to track cattle. Food for thought?