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posted by D1m on 16 Jan 2007 04:29 pm

Would I Hire A Hacker?

If I was a manager recruiting security programmers, prior to the final decision on whether to employee a hacker or not, I would require positive feedback for the psychometric tests that the hacker would be obliged to attend in order to have his motives evaluated.

I would also make sure that appropriate controls for hiring hackers are in place and that my company’s policy supports it. Despite the in-depth technical knowledge of the hackers, there are possible significant risks for the companies hiring them and thus many different aspects of the lives of the hackers need to be assessed.


I believe that we should give chances to ex-convicted computer hackers. Once a hacker is convicted, will be stigmatized a criminal for the rest of his life. This means fewer doors open for employment and a skill that doesn’t get the reward it deserves… – that skill got punished though for being used maliciously and with criminal intents.

The lateral thinking of the hackers is the best way to know how to protect ourselves from certain computer security risks and is definitely useful for companies. Governments, law enforcement agencies and corporations, had in the past hired reformed hackers.

What would YOU do? Hire a hacker or not and why?

2 Responses to “Would I Hire A Hacker?”

  1. on 28 Jan 2007 at 8:45 pm 1.Nick Kritsilis said …

    I would go for a trial, if the hacker was good…

  2. on 15 May 2009 at 9:55 pm 2.Shanti said …

    I would like to recover a lost password for a yahoo account

    Thank you

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