>On Thu, 18 Apr 1996, Bruce Marshall wrote:
>> On Thu, 18 Apr 1996, Rabid Wombat wrote:
>> > At least SATAN attacks are easily detected - a bigger problem is the more
>> > sophisticated newbie hacker wannabe sifting through the PERL code for an
>> > education.
>> How many "newbie hacker wannabe"s do you know of that would be
>> intelligent to understand perl code, let alone any real programming language?
I've been following this thread for a little while...Whether or not
perl is powerful is not the issue. There are tutorials out there for anyone
who wants them. A young kid who reads a lot can amass libraries of these
tutorials, teach himself how to code, and instantly become dangerous.
My generation grew up with computers, and they become second nature.
For a teen or pre-teen to have this computer awareness, and then read these
tutorials, (s)he can "intuitively" begin to recognize security holes and
things of that nature. With the wealth of information out there, it is hard
(if you have the desire) to remain a "newbie hacker wannabe" for long....
Georgia Institute of Technology
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From: Adam Prato <adamp @
From: Bruce Marshall <brucem @