Not all hackers bad: academic

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on May 2, 2013 3:14 AM EDT; By Kate Emery
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The arrest of a 24-year-old Australian claiming to be the head of an international hacking ring and a Twitter hack that briefly sent Wall Street into a tailspin last week has shone the light on hackers as Perth prepares to host its first "hacker con". But the figures behind this weekend's WAHCKon conference say the term hacker has been hijacked and most hackers are simply curious people with a computer.

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