Best Hackers in the World

30 Mar

About a year ago I wrote about how well Austria did in the apprentice competition in London. Today I was reading the Saturday “Kurier” at the breakfast table, as I do almost every Saturday I don’t have to work, and came across another field in which Austria is top: computer hacking! Apparently, there is an annual competition for hackers, the iCTF (international Capture The Flag) competition. In 2011 students from Vienna’s technical university came in first. This year they only ; -) came in second. A team from the U.S. won. By the way, the article was quick to point out that “hacker” is not the same as “cyber-criminal”.

A hacker’s task is to find the weak spots in computer systems. They can use this (super) power for good or evil! 😉


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