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The Secret World of Computer Hackers

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What's it like to live as one of the world's most famous computer hackers? Imagine how safe the secrets of national security would be in the hands of the unsuspecting guy next door. Now, let it sink in that many of the most infamous and pervasive hackers have been your average Joes and Janes. Some, like Apple's original co-founder Stephen Wozniak and 1990s hacker Kevin Mitnick even went on to make an honest living of their technological loopholes as online security consultants. And although some miners of information purposely seek to destroy, like HeartBleed, others are propelled by sheer curiosity and a desire to explore without exposition. Take for example Gary McKinnon, who broke into 97 U.S. government computers to learn more about aliens. (Spoiler alert: He didn't find much.)

So how do we know who the good and bad guys are? What are the repercussions of accidental hacking gone awry — like when Tadayoshi Kohno accidentally hacked a wireless heart defibrillator and electrocuted a patient at the University of Washington? What's the difference between hackers, whistleblowers and online security activists? It depends on who you ask. Check out this playlist to get the facts from the cyber hackers themselves.

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10 Infamous Computer Hackers They've stolen identities, seen top secret files and hacked government agencies. Here are 10 infamous computer hackers. Music = Get Your Thing On by Barrie Gledden, Tim Reilly and Jason Pedder Videos in the Endcard: 10 Deadliest Poisons Known To 'Humanity' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ-7kw5JLMA&list=PLB816C7FA171B8186&index=4 10 Things That Make You A 90s Kid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=finPQLzOLUU&list=PLec1lxRhYOztxsJVTyYR_-IZY2loOVK0d&index=9 10 Common Myths About Weed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_4hYTKaf1U 10 Strange Discoveries On Google Earth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuiE0hc77NY 10 Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu9KXQmL2d8 10 Things You Didn't Know About YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbOBWbe_lx0 Where else to find All Time 10s... Facebook: http://ow.ly/3FNFR Twitter: http://ow.ly/3FNMk Check out a selection of video's highlighting some Alltime10's favourite and interesting people.. @ http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=365DD325201BCB58
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Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/03/04/Beth_Noveck_Transparent_Government The Open Government Initiative's Beth Noveck discusses Data.gov, the Obama administration's attempt to make government more transparent. While conspiracy theorists dominated the initiative's early days, Noveck says the online community eventually stepped up and "removed away the weeds" through self-regulation. ----- President Obama's first executive action was the Open Government Memorandum calling for more transparent, participatory, and collaborative government. It is likely that one of the longest lasting effects of the current administration will be how much it changed the culture of Washington by opening government data and pioneering innovations in policymaking. As the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the President's Open Government Initiative in the White House, Beth Noveck is in the forefront of the Federal government's implementation of these changes. On leave as law professor at New York Law School and a visiting professor of communication at Stanford University, she lectures on intellectual property, innovation and technology law. She is also the Founder of the State of Play conferences. Noveck just released her latest book Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful. - Long Now Foundation Beth Simone Noveck is the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government. She directs the White House Open Government Initiative. She is on leave as a professor law and director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School and McClatchy visiting professor of communication at Stanford University. Dr. Noveck taught in the areas of intellectual property, technology and first amendment law and founded the law school's "Do Tank," a legal and software research and development lab focused on developing technologies and policies to promote open government (dotank.nyls.edu). Dr. Noveck is the author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful (2009) and editor of The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds (2006).
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Tweet this video! - http://clicktotweet.com/rKAC6 "Hacker" is a term used to refer to a variety of individuals and communities. Generally  a hacker is somebody whose mission is to break into remote computers without proper authorization through the use of communication networks, the most common of which is the Internet. Though the term "hacker" essentially refers to somebody (normally computer programmers) who can subvert computer security without any malicious purpose, the definition of the word has evolved into a term referring to computer criminals who exploits their computer savvy abilities to illegally access computer systems for malicious purposes. Here is a list of the top 25 most notorious  hackers to ever get caught. https://twitter.com/list25 https://www.facebook.com/list25 http://list25.com Check out the text version too! - http://list25.com/25-notorious-hackers-caught Here's a preview: Jeanson James Ancheta Kevin Poulsen Albert Gonzalez George Hotz Kevin Mitnick Gary McKinnon Adrian Lamo Jonathan James Owen Walker Robert Tappan Morris HD Moore Dennis Moran Kristina Svechinskaya Sam Jain Karl Koch Ehud Tenenbaum Leonard Rose Rafael Nunez Andrew Auernheimer Mark Abene Julian Paul Assange Mike Calce Chad Davis Nahshon Even-Chaim Raphael Gray
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Hackers break down barriers in another person's computer in order to look at information from the computer and possibly do harm to that person's computer or files. Learn how hackers write computer programs or use netbots to get into computers with information from a computer technician in this free video on computer hackers. Expert: Jonathan Ayres Bio: Jonathan Ayres has more than 25 years of computer industry experience with all types of computer hardware and operating systems. Filmmaker: Todd Green
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[June 21, 2009] The underground world of computer hacking is nothing new, but the level of terror they yield is higher than ever before. Paul Johnson reports.
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Do-it-yourself Handheld LED-Based Incapacitator: THE BEDAZZLER. Hardware hacker extraordinaires Ladyada (Adafruit Industries) and Phil Torrone (MAKE magazine) have just published an open source "Homeland Security" project, a non-lethal LED-Based Incapacitator: THE BEDAZZLER. After attending a conference where the $1million "sea-sick flashlight" (THE DAZZLER) was demoed by Homeland Security, the duo decided to created an under $250 version and recently released the source code, schematics and PCB files. http://ladyada.net/make/bedazzler
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SciShow News looks into two things that were giving us less protection than we thought they were: online security software, and anti-viral drugs. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Thanks Tank Tumblr: http://thankstank.tumblr.com Sources: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/canadian-teen-arrested-for-stealing-tax-data-with-heartbleed-20140416-zqvsd.html http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/heartbleed-disclosure-timeline-who-knew-what-and-when-20140415-zqurk.html http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/04/how-heartbleed-works-the-code-behind-the-internets-security-nightmare/ https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6520 http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/21/304143259/who-should-pay-to-keep-the-internets-locks-secure http://theconversation.com/tamiflu-is-stockpiled-globally-as-a-defence-against-pandemic-influenza-but-does-it-work-4955 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008965.pub4/abstract http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/britain-wasted-600m-of-taxpayers-money-on-useless-flu-drugs-stockpiled-by-government-in-case-of-pandemic-9249396.html http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tamiflu-is-the-new-snake-oil-20140416-zqvj8.html http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/10/tamiflu-saga-drug-trials-big-pharma http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-04/bmj-tr040814.php
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Welcome to Geek Vs Geek, a monthly feature in which eHow Tech editor Dave Johnson argues about gadgets and technology with his long-time nemesis and CNET contributor Rick Broida. It's all hosted and moderated by comedian Helen Hong. This week, Dave and Rick debate the importance of passwords. Crazy, you say? Well, what good do passwords do you when hackers can steal your login information right off the server using the Heartbleed bug?