Swapping black hats for white

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Swapping black hats for white

IT security is one of the few professions where getting caught in the act, so to speak, can be the start of a great new career. Recently, there have been a number of high-profile cases of “poacher turned gamekeeper”, with virus writers being hired almost from the court steps.

On one side are those who believe that "once a crook, always a crook" and that such people should be given a wide berth, in the same way you wouldn't trust a car thief as a chauffeur. The other side of the argument goes something like this: you should set a thief to catch a thief, and the ...

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