Ethical Hacking

TitleEthical Hacking
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Skipper, RB, Cox-White, B
Pagination1 p.
Date Published01/2011
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsComputer Ethics , COMPUTER science , education
AbstractRandal Schwartz worked for Intel Corporation from 1988-1993, and instituted a number of security practices, such as using strong passwords. After moving to another division with Intel, he became worried that security in his division was becoming lax, and used a program to break 48 weak passwords. Before Schwartz had a chance to warn Intel, another employee noticed his activity and he was subsequently tried and convicted on three counts of computer crime. In 2007, however, his record was expunged. Ethical hacking is the art of hacking into computer systems for good purposes, such as finding security weaknesses in order to fix them. Recently a few schools are offering certification programs in ethical hacking.
NotesCase from the 2011 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2011.
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