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Reformed hacker reveals “My life as a spyware developer”

VentureBeat writes: "Garry Pejski did some penance yesterday. In a room full of his peers, he admitted something that he was ashamed of. He told the crowd of hackers and security researchers at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas that he once wrote spyware, or software that spies on people and tricks them into doing things.

Living in Toronto, the 31-year-old has since reformed and now writes custom software and tests security for power plants. But his time spent as a spyware developer in 2004 has haunted him for years. His tale is a cautionary one for young hackers, and it offers a rare glimpse inside the shadowy world of spyware, a massive underground industry which dances on the edge of legality."

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Ru4873d ago

someone made 14.4 million from his spyware!


OpenAI is allowing anyone to create their own ChatGPT chatbots - here's what that means for you

Rosa writes: "Here's everything you need to know about OpenAI's custom ChatGPT chatbots. Let's take a closer look at what they are and how to make them."

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Adaptive headlights will save us from blinding LEDs

Hate nighttime driving glare? Car manufacturers opting for the brightest LED headlights are to blame, butdaptive headlights will help.

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The Downward Spiral of Linus Media Group

Shaz from TL writes: “Linus Sebastian’s media company, Linus Media Group, is under fire. From ethical concerns with videos, to allegations of workplace harassment.”

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