Hacking for fun, not profit, mischief
Source: I.T. - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Baker, a 24year old systems programmer, is part of a group of computer experts who spend their free time trying to figure out potential Internet security threats to large networks. Over the last year, Baker's hobby has led him to technology . . . Baker, a 24year old systems programmer, is part of a group of computer experts who spend their free time trying to figure out potential Internet security threats to large networks. Over the last year, Baker's hobby has led him to technology security lapses at E*Trade, the Charles Schwab brokerage concern, Wells Fargo bank and Critical Path, an email service.

"It's fun in the same way chess is fun," explained Baker. "It's also productive. I look into these systems and find out more about how people are programming."

"Most other professionals have journals and conferences," Baker added. "We don't; we poke around other people's systems."

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