Def Con is a long running conference for hackers to meet live and discuss all things hacking. Last year marked the second year for the Def Con Kids program, an initiative aimed at educating young children/hackers on the skills and ethics they will need. Topics include competing to find the most bugs in a mobile app, general hacking ethics to understanding digital forensics of an investigation of a crime scene.
A week ago, a UK Government official advised web users to use fake details, names and other personal information when logging in to social media websites. His statement sparked controversy and was frowned upon by fellow politicians.
You might think that testing security software is an exercise in scientific, unbiased objectivity - a study of mathematical precision. This might lead you to think that such test results are The Truth, and that there is no room for discussion.
If that’s what you think, you’re wrong. Partly wrong, at least.
The point is the same as that of any other blog: to get your attention.
Why do we want your attention? There are a couple of reasons, actually – and it’s not that we are a bunch of 19-years-olds pushing for international celeb status.
So what are we passionate about, here at BullGuard? People, is the short answer.
We want to educate people and help them make the right decisions. I’ll talk more about that in the next post. We also want to protect people from the very cynical, highly organized criminal organisations that have hijacked the internet.