Interesting post and my response to it.

First of all, take a look right here. Many of them are an interesting read. However, I would like to point out one problem with said blog post.

Tsutomu Shimomura: If you’ve always dreamed of dating a celebrity, why not cozy up to Tsutomu Shimomura, a serious celebrity in the hacker world. A research scientist and consultant, Tsutomu Shimomura helped the FBI track down, arrest, and convict hacker Kevin Mitnick, “the most wanted computer criminal in United States history,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice. After the high profile case ended, Shimomura wrote a book called Takedown, which was later adapted into a film version of the story.

I would never have this individual on any list for honors. Why? Watch this video below and hopefully, you’ll understand why.

The rest of the people on that list are quite interesting, and I would generally agree with those choices, so the rest of that particular blog post from Virtual Hosting is a good read.  Take that part out and put in someone else, say…..  Richard Stallman or…. Phiber Optik perhaps, and you’d have quite a lineup of a who’s who.  Look for some future discussions on the topic of hacking and hackers, as there has been some vast misconceptions, and the only way to deal with those is to truly educate and inform.  Have a great day everyone.  😀

3 Responses to “Interesting post and my response to it.”

  1. I don’t get it? He was put in jail because he explained how we are being watched and observed? Everyone knows that at least anyone that chooses to believe it. What’s wrong with the video? Of course if the Government ever decided that using Linux was illegal and free and open knowledge was illegal I suppose I would either have to move to another country or hide in secrecy and try to be a knowledge missionary. I’m not sure what I would do but going to jail for sharing knowledge and truth? I don’t think it will come down to that any time soon.

  2. Justin, watch the whole thing, then you’ll understand.

  3. Femacamper says:

    Microsoft is trying to get it to become that way.

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