Controversial course teaches spyware writing

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  1. anandk

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    College student Nathan Friess recently designed a computer spyware program that could invade your computer, log your keystrokes and even collect the password to your bank account.

    "It did a good job of hiding itself," said Friess, 23. "It also made itself relatively difficult to remove."

    If you think his sinister-sounding creation got Friess into trouble, think again. The spyware program was homework for the graduate student at University of Calgary in Canada. And it earned him an A.:twisted:

    http://www.fdlreporter.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061108/FON05/611090331/1338/FONent
     
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    Nice info to share. Thanks Anand!
     
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    If this guy grows up. He'll be doing hacking & other illegal things. Finally he'll land up in jail!!!
     
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    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    i also wish i can go to such schools
     
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    techtronic I Always Prefer 1080p

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    that's not necessary. writing a spyware is also a task of ability. if a student has done it, his ability cannot be discounted from it.
    who knows he might go on to work with one of the major anti-spyware firms?

    just because somebody knows how to fire a pistol doesn't mean he'll be a criminal.
     
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    ~Phenom~ The No.1 Stupid

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    I completely agree with busyanuj.
     
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    escape7 What? Where? How?

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    Maybe he'll work for microsoft and would try his best to secure it :lol:
     
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    nice point...........
     
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    sven jaschan...writer of netsky virus.......was 17-18 when arrested.......caused billion dollars lost becoz of his virus...now serving in an anti virus company Securepoint germany
     
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