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Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by Neku_Sakuraba, May 21, 2009.
Poll: Is hacking your job our is this just a hobby?
Both here, often is the call FAST6191 FAST6191 can you tell me how this works/pervert it for some other purpose.
I'll say it's my hobby my I haven't hack anything, just play with other people's findings and creations, he he he..!!
I guess that the "neither, I'm not a hacker" option is missing. And you can actually check all answers and vote for them all
I'd bet about 99% of the users of this site are not hackers.. Even if they think they are the l33t3st kid in the neighbourhood. And who the heck does hacking for living?
Some virus makers.
Both here. I work as a IT manager. So i like to see how things work. I also don't like to stay inside the box, so i always change things to work outside of there norm
Bah! I still am in trying to learn the basics of Programming so that I can break into the hacking scene.
I can take stuff apart all day but I have little idea of how most of it actually works.
you can't make a living off spreading viruses
Tell that to the makers of conflicker .
how does controlling your computer make them $
I'm a lawyer. I code as a hobby.
It is not as much your computer but a large number of them (botnet), they can then be used to harvest credit card numbers, harvesting serial numbers for software, harvesting other data (ID theft), perform DDOS attacks (either knocking out competition or holding sites to ransom*), send spam, send more malware, host warez/similar (this is more cost offsetting), I once heard of a botnet being used as a distributed computer (you hear that supercomputers are thousands of times more powerful than the average machine, guess what has thousands of machines),
*it is fairly well known that gambling sites need to be up 24/7 to make money.
On the other hand
"And who the heck does hacking for living"
There are such a thing as paid reverse engineers you know and it is important in other areas like failure analysis, furthermore as others have hinted at while it may not be the sole source of income the ability to run in such circles is very useful in many other areas.
Making money as a hacker is easy as long as you know what you're doing you can steal passwords and money from paypal accounts, bank accounts, a good deal of things...
I've seen my fair share around too, I frequent those places, I just never make anything of the sort.