Forwarded from: "Huggins, Michael" <mhhugginsat_private> Reality what a concept. This is why Education, Parents and others should utilize the www.doj.gov ethics and perhaps Winn Schwartu's Computer ethics books. The kid understands the concept of what good and bad are but, by posting her virus on her site and associating it with gun sellers come on... v/r Michael -----Original Message----- From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 3:10 AM To: isnat_private Subject: [ISN] Teen Hacker Packs Feminist Punch http://www.techtv.com/news/security/story/0,24195,3382211,00.html By Rick Lockridge, Tech Live New York bureau chief April 24, 2002 MECHLIN, Belgium -- She can kick your butt and wipe your hard drive cleaner than a dog's dinner plate. So when the young kickboxer and virus writer known as "Gigabyte" tells you she doesn't want her face on TV, well, you play along. Tonight's "Tech Live" tells her story. "I'll just shoot you from behind," I say, carrying my TV camera across the large mat that covers the health club's gymnasium floor. It's almost time for the 6 p.m. kickboxing class, and Gigabyte is the only woman there. Of course, she's used to that. In the male-dominated world of virus writers, she stands out. And not only because of her gender. She is also something of a virus-writing prodigy, having started programming at age six. "I figured out how to write a few lines of code on my uncle's Commodore 64," says Gigabyte, who just recently celebrated her 18th birthday. "Later, I wanted to learn more about programming, so I went to the store and asked for books. The salespeople were surprised. It was like: 'Why do you want a book? Why don't you just buy a game and go play?' But games are not very interesting to me. I wanted to learn how to write real executable programs." So she did. [...] - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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