There was a time when hacking was something positive. It was done in the name of intellectual curiousity rather than financial reward.
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As such, it is something that Professor Neil Barrett is happy to admit that he used to do.
Dr Barrett’s hacking days are long past and as technical director of computer security and forensics firm IRM, he is much more likely to be helping catch and convict hackers than join them.