Sunday, November 08, 2009

Quote of The Month: Robert Graham

"Hackers are like witches in Salem in the 1600s. When crops failed, people blamed it on the witches, who were burned at the stake. These people believed they were acting intelligently. The witches were convicted in 'fair' trials, with 'proof beyond a reasonable doubt'. For example, victims would testify how the accused witch would curse them, or give them the Evil Eye. Why would they lie about being cursed?"

"Now, when computers fail, people are immediately suspicious of hackers."

- Robert Graham, Errata Security.


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