19 Jun '11, 3am

Meet the good hackers

Meet the good hackers

HACKER and proud of it. To our small community of "good hackers", it is a label that conveys respect. "When I call someone a hacker, I respect their skills. We only give that term to people who we feel are worthy of it," says Dhillon Kannabhiran, the 32-year-old founder and chief executive officer of Hack In The Box (M) Sdn Bhd. He does not agree with those who equate hackers with individuals who delight in malicious computer attacks. "A hacker refers to someone who tinkers, modifies and figures out how things work. For example, if a piece of equipment has only three functions, a hacker will see how it can be improved and made better," he explains. "Anyone can be a hacker. It definitely isn't just about computer software." To illustrate his point, Dhillon points to a shy young lady seated quietly in a corner with her laptop. "Tracy is a sound hacker. She manipulates two pi...

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