Skip to comments.Obama Taps Well-Known Hacker as Security Adviser
Posted on 06/08/2009 10:09:44 AM PDT by Joiseydude
The Obama administration is embracing the dark side to help it fight cyberattacks.
On Friday, a well-known hacker was one of 16 people named to the Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council (HSAC).
Jeff Moss, aka "Dark Tangent," started out as a high-school "phone phreak" making free long-distance calls and later founded the DefCon and Black Hat hackers' conferences
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Well, on the surface this certainly does seem unwise.
But I am hopeful that someone will be able to shed some more light on what this will mean.
All your pass words are belong to us??
There is a very fine line between White Hat and Black Hat hackers....
But I’d rather have a proven (convicted ?) technician than a bureaucrat in charge of this.
Well, the point of blackhat was to provide training and knowledge sharing for it security professionals. I didn’t realize he started defcon, which is kind of the alternate universe of blackhat.
They could have picked better choices.
Woz and Mitnick are the originals
It fits with his previous thinking - key appointees should be selected to destroy the integrity and functionality of the organization where they are to work:
A tax cheat to run the IRS.
Financiers who scammed the financial system for billions in charge of fixing the financial system.
An open borders advocate in charge of securing our borders.
A proponent of homosexual indoctrination as Secretary of Education.
A sexist, racist affirmative action appointee nomnated for the Supreme Court.
In the hacker world, when they get over being a purist, they go from being a “Black Hat” and proving to everyone how clever they are, to being a “White Hat” and making loads money exposing holes and building “Mouse Traps”.
Might as well...we already have a tax cheat as Treasury Secretary.
It means he will probably release his fellow oppressed brothers from penitaries and employ them in the war on drugs.
Where’s Kevin Mitnick these days?
Yeah, but Jeff Moss is a businessman. ;)
When character is missing in the original acts...how can we expect it to develop for us later?
Just a “time bomb” to be released later.
This is what our nation has become:
An illegal alien occupying the WH and ruining the country while posing as a citizen (show us the BC!).
A cabinet staff dominated by IRS tax cheats and criminal behavior.
A staff of WH advisors with criminal records and fraudulent credentials.
A Congress filled with amoral, unethical “monkey-sees” who refuse to do the job we elect and pay them to do, all the while dipping their hands deeper into our wallets, our pensions, our savings and our retirement plans.
So, how much more of this broken, corrupt political system are we willing to tolerate before we take our country back???
before i read the name, thought we were talking about David Kernell. what ever happened to him?
Red pill blue pill.... hum....
"You want to find an outlaw, hire an outlaw."
So is Mitnick and he has a huge home in Vegas.
Kernell got popped
Thick as thieves they are, thick as thieves.
This, and a tax cheat for treaury secretary, athe latest advisor in Middle East policy, the latest nominations in DoD, etc. - The Federal Government is fully compromised. To the point where Willy Brandt’s administration in Germany would seem fully secure.
Actually, it’s a smart move, many hackers have been coopted by government and industry to advise on security systems.
Takes a thief.
Consulting with NSA?
I feel safer already. Not. He’s probably going to hack into this site and subjugate us all.
Anyone need a job in the Pentagon?
ha ha, buttered too?