I have a soft spot in my heart for folks who publicize internet weaknesses that people are often too lazy or greedy to bother fixing. The whitehat cracker. A lot of folks cross the line, but this is just a personal musing so let’s not get too caught up in the details, ok?
Adrian Lamo, aka the Homeless Hacker, has been in the news a lot lately, and I recall him striking a pose for Wired a while back. After reading this interview this morning I have some serious issues cross my mind about his motives. Is this guy for real? He’s half the Dali Lama: ” It (’Faith manages’) means that nothing we do is wasted and that in the universe that we inhabit, it’s a closed system under the laws of physics in which energy is never destroyed and everything that we do is redistributed and recycled to the place it should be. “ and part completely oblivious to the reality of the world: “Q: You’ve told reporters many times in the past that you’ve entered corporate networks without permission. Did you? A: Certainly not. (laughs) Yes, yes, I have.”
I have my suspicion that Lamo is looking for a Free Lamo fanclub not trying to uncover questionable internet practices.
Is Lamo a media whore or the real deal?