Thank You Barack Obama for Restoring Honor To The Presidency.
President Obama will rank as one of our greatest presidents!
If he hadn't put "hack" in quotation marks I'd say you're perhaps correct. But he did, signifying to anyone being objective in reading his context, and not just trying to punch the other side every chance possible, that he was meaning the more commonly thought of term of "hacking" when most hear it. The Mitnicks and Poulsens of the world.
Using Password crackers, using worms to get information, using packet sniffers, using keyloggers, etc.
What this kid did was a step below a "script kiddie", let alone a real actual hacker.
Its kind of like saying that someone plays basketball and someone "is a baller". The kid by definition hacked into her account, but the kid in all reality and common use of it is not a legit hacker.
What this guy did was the technology equivalent of finding the house key under the welcome mat. Is it illegal? Yes. Is it wrong? Yes. Should he be punished? Yes. Should he be excused? No. Is he some grand hacker or on par with what most people think of when they hear the word 'hacker"? No. Is he likely any kind of threat if he didn't get 25 years? Unlikely unless he gets lucky with a few other people having very stupid security answers.
Which is in part the point ADK was making....don't put your spare house key under the guest mat, don't make your password and security question something that a monkey with a keyboard and google can determine.
Last edited by Zyphlin; 05-01-10 at 10:17 AM.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.