Before learning about these tech terms, I had a very basic understanding of what hacking is. For most of us, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about hacking is getting logged out of your facebook account or getting a virus on your computer.
Looking deeper into the terms stated in my blog title, I was able to see just how serious this stuff can be. There’s been some crazy hacking cases in the past, most of them very serious but the one that I found the most entertaining to read was the Kevin Poulsen case.
Kevin Poulsen is famous for hacking into the Los Angeles phone system in a bid to win a Ferrari on a radio competition. LA KIIS FM was offering a Porsche 944 S2 to the 102th caller. Poulsen guaranteed his success as he took control of the phone network and effectively blocked incoming calls to the radio station’s number. He won the Porsche but was eventually caught and he was sentenced to five years in prison.