Hackers Quotes

Quotes tagged as "hackers" (showing 1-30 of 41)
Cory Doctorow
“Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor.”
Cory Doctorow, Little Brother

Paul Graham
“There are few sources of energy so powerful as a procrastinating college student.”
Paul Graham, Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

Shannon L. Alder
“Narcissists will never tell you the truth. They live with the fear of abandonment and can't deal with facing their own shame. Therefore, they will twist the truth, downplay their behavior, blame others and say what ever it takes to remain the victim. They are master manipulators and conartists that don't believe you are smart enough to figure out the depth of their disloyalty. Their needs will always be more important than telling you any truth that isn't in their favor..”
Shannon L. Alder

“This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals. Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.”
The Mentor

“Dear 2600: I think my girlfriend has been cheating on me and I wanted to know if I could get her password to Hotmail and AOL. I am so desperate to find out. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

And this is yet another popular category of letter we get. You say any help would be appreciated? Let’s find out if thats true. Do you think someone who is cheating on you might also be capable of having a mailbox you don’t know about? Do you think that even if you could get into the mailbox she uses that she would be discussing her deception there, especially if we live in a world where Hotmail and AOL passwords are so easily obtained? Finally, would you feel better if you invaded her privacy and found out that she was being totally honest with you? Whatever problems are going on in this relationship are not going to be solved with subterfuge. If you can’t communicate openly, there’s not much there to salvage.”
Emmanuel Goldstein, Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

Shannon L. Alder
“Narcissistic Supply

You get discarded as supply for one of two reason: They find you too outspoken about their abuse. They prefer someone that will keep stroking their ego and remain their silent doormat. Or, they found new narcissistic supply. Either way, you can count on the fact that they planned your devaluation phase and smear campaign in advance, so they could get one more ego stroke with your reaction. Narcissists are angry, spiteful takers that don't have empathy, remorse or conscience. They are incapable of unconditional love. Love to them is giving only when it serves them. They gaslight their victims by minimizing the trauma they have caused by blaming others or stating you are too sensitive. They never feel responsible or will admit to what they did to you. They have disordered thinking that is concerned with their needs and ego. It is not uncommon for them to hack their targets, in order to gain information about them. They enjoy mind games and control. This is their dopamine high. The sooner you distance yourself the healthier you will become. Narcissism can't be cured or prayed away. It is a mental disorder that turns the victims of its abuse into mental patients because it causes so much psychological manipulation.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Most hackers are young because young people tend to be adaptable. As long as you remain adaptable, you can always be a good hacker.”
Emmanuel Goldstein, Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

Sergei Lukyanenko
Наша работа во тьме -
Мы делаем, что умеем,
Мы отдаем, что имеем,
Наша работа - во тьме.
Сомнения стали страстью,
А страсть стала судьбой.
Все остальное - искусство
В безумии быть собой.

- Гимн хакеров, русский вариант.”
Sergei Lukyanenko, Лабиринт отражений

“What hackers do is figure out technology and experiment with it in ways many people never imagined. They also have a strong desire to share this information with others and to explain it to people whose only qualification may be the desire to learn.”
Emmanuel Goldstein, Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

“Dear 2600: Tell me how much one of your hackers would charge me to delete my criminal record from the Texas police database.

[NAME DELETED] Well, we would start with erasing your latest crime, that of soliciting a minor to commit another crime. (Your request was read by a small child here in the office.) After you’re all paid up on that, we will send out the bill for hiding your identity by not printing your real name, which you sent us like the meathead you apparently are. After that’s all sorted, we can assemble our team of hackers, who sit around the office waiting for such lucrative opportunities as this to come along, and figure out even more ways to shake you down. It’s what we do, after all. Just ask Fox News.”
Emmanuel Goldstein, Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

John Mariotti
“We worried for decades about WMDs – Weapons of Mass Destruction. Now it is time to worry about a new kind of WMDs – Weapons of Mass Disruption.”
John Mariotti

“Dear 2600: …So, in the interest of information gathering and because I am a subscriber, are you going to be checking me out?

This would be unnecessary since we checked you out before you subscribed. That’s why we made sure you heard about us and followed the plan by subscribing. Writing this letter, however, was not part of the plan and we will be taking corrective action.”
Emmanuel Goldstein, Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

“Mario’s high spirits soon took a somber turn. He rolled himself closer to Frank. “I need this job, but you were right. More than a job, I need a way out.”
Frank had him. He was about to detour the rest of Mario’s life. Build a team, deploy them, scoop up the data, get the hell out of town. Frank had left an unhappy trail of ruined technicians. Spies do that kind of shit, were his usual parting words.”
Michael Benzehabe

Adrián Lamo
“It's less about technology for me, and more about religion. [on hacking]”
Adrián Lamo

“Be very careful. We suggest getting a book on HTML to avoid becoming a real legend in the hacker world. Putting up a web page before you know how to put up a web page is generally a very bad idea. The .gov sites are an exception.”
Emmanuel Goldstein, Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

Tamara Kučan
“Kompjutersko doba i internet omogućili su ti da brzo i lako dođeš do informacija, ne i do znanja. Nisu sve informacije istine, ali svaka istina treba da postane informacija. Internet ti pomaže da glasno izgovoriš istinu, ali i da izmisliš laži u koje želiš da veruješ. Internet je dobra škola za radoznalog đaka. Internet je ludnica sa neograničenim brojem mesta za dijagnoze za koje nisi ni slutio da postoje. Na internetu možeš biti bilo ko, bilo kada i bilo gde. Na internetu se ostavruju snovi. Internet... Pomoći će ti da prespavaš život, verujući da si budan.
Nisi. Nažalost, nisi.”
Tamara Kučan, PROFAJLER

Tamara Kučan
“Da li si se ikada zapitao ko može više da sazna – čovek ili kompjuter? Zavodljiva je ta dilema. Ono što treba da znaš jeste da i čovek i kompjuter sve što saznaju mogu da potisnu i zaborave, smeštanjem u zabačeni folder stvarnosti, ali nikada, nikada... Da obrišu. I čovek i kompjuter su skladišta, sa dosta prozora koji ti mogu omogućiti da zaviriš u njih, ne i da uđeš unutra. Tamo možeš ući samo ako dobro poznaješ teren – čoveka ili kompjuter. Ako poželiš da ih upoznaš, dodirni ih tamo gde ih boli. Nema čoveka niti sistema bez slabosti ili greške. Zbog grešaka u sistemu može stradati računar, zbog grešaka u čoveku najčešće strada drugi čovek. Sistem ima nas hakere koji pronalazimo i otklanjamo kvar, uz adekvatnu zaštitu da do kvara ponovo ne dođe. Čovek sa kvarom, čovek sa greškom... Nema nikoga osim nade da nepravda čuva tajne i straha da će tajna biti otkrivena.”
Tamara Kučan, PROFAJLER

“Hacking is a talent. You won't learn it at school. It's like being Messi or C.Ronaldo. If you were born to become a Hacker, it's your destiny. Otherwise, you'll be Hacked.”
Amine Essiraj

“The health sector continuously get’s pummeled by malicious actors and hackers because their cyber-kinetic security is being managed by “Participation Trophy” winning wimps!”
James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Tamara Kučan
“Shvatio sam… Da nema čoveka, kompjuter ne bi postojao. Da nema kompjutera, mnogi ljudi ne bi naučili šta znači biti čovek.”
Tamara Kučan, PROFAJLER

“Dear 2600: I need someone with the abilities to get into my school server and change a few things. I have saved up $3500 over the past year for this and am willing to pay it in cash, as I am from the Winnipeg area.

Desperate doesnt begin to cover it. Whatever your problems, and we certainly wont try to minimize them, they are nothing compared to the world of hurt you’ll enter if you do stupid things like offer complete strangers money to help you do illegal things…..There should be something in your genetic code that alerts you to the fact that you're doing something extremely stupid and wrong. So we’re clear, the offer was in Canadian dollars and not American, right?”
Emmanuel Goldstein, Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

“In this business, I find more value in working with hackers who abstract new realities from cast aside code and concepts than academics who regurgitate other people’s work and try to pawn it off as their own.”
James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

“Dear 2600: Please help me to learn how to become an elite one day.

The first thing to learn is never to use the word elite as a noun. In fact, don’t even use it as an adjective. It’s radically lame.”
Emmanuel Goldstein, Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

Adrián Lamo
“I am not a wishing well with legs.
(Paraphrasing Babylon 5's Londo Mollari, repeately, when asked to perform hacking functions for strangers.)”
Adrián Lamo

“A vulnerability in an organization's IoT microcosm is a "taunt" to exploit by malicious hackers”
James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Hank Bracker
“I can’t understand why there are so many creeps hacking the internet, but they are there for obvious reasons. With our Country so vulnerable to hacking there is no telling what may happen next and we should all prepare this.”
Hank Bracker

“Information Security Officers must share more than hackers.”
Stephane Nappo

“Dear 2600: OK I have some real serious stuff to tell but I need to be reassured that I can trust your company that you don’t do this sorta thing just so you can turn people in then I will tell my very serious and true story for you but I must be reassured first please reply. ANONYMOUS

How can we lie to you? We published 2600 for 16 years just so you would finally walk into our little trap. Welcome.”
Emmanuel Goldstein, Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Theology is an attempt to hack god's mind and look at the universe as he does; god's firewalls are so strong no attempt has ever been successful.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“Corporate secrets bouncing around a computer system thats open to the world? Hey, that’s fair game and they deserve the embarrassment of its discovery. But using this knowledge to line your pockets or, worse, using insider knowledge to get the information and then calling that hacking is an affront to any of us who hack for the sake of learning.”
Emmanuel Goldstein, Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600

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