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    Cool Hackers claim altruistic motive...

    (IDG) -- A pair of hackers who have been penetrating U.S. government computer systems across the country say they're trying to call attention to vulnerabilities in national security.

    But analysts say they're probably nothing more than publicity seekers.


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    I always thought that this was a bullshit reason for doing stuff like that. Even if they were doing it for the good of mankind and the entire human race, it's steal illegal. Kind of like euthanasia.

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    More like vigilantism.....
    America - Land of the free, home of the brave.

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    I got a '404 error' but most people who use that as an excuse is exactly that-an excuse to do illegal things Don't get me wrong, though I'm all about bringing pc security issues to people's attention.............
    “People don’t talk about anything.” [Clarisse]
    “Oh, they must!” [Guy]
    “No, not anything. They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else. And most of the time in the cafes they have the joke-boxes on and the same jokes most of the time, or the musical wall lit and all the colored patterns running up and down, but it’s only color and all abstract. And at the museums, have you ever been? All abstract. That\'s all there is now...\"
    -A conversation with Clarrise McClellan and Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451

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    I got the '404' too, but I can see the point. . .you'd think we'd have it pegged down already w/ all the 'resources' we have at our disposal. . .not a good excuse to break the law, but a good point. . .

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