New ads to target hackers, discourage cyber-retaliation

    Date26 Sep 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3453
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Vint Cerf, who helped develop the Internet's basic communications tools in the 1970s, said hackers "do not contribute in any constructive way to dealing with the many problems our global civilization faces." Keeping the Internet smoothly functioning, he said, "will at least offer a way for (the) collective expression of views and perhaps better understanding.". . . Vint Cerf, who helped develop the Internet's basic communications tools in the 1970s, said hackers "do not contribute in any constructive way to dealing with the many problems our global civilization faces." Keeping the Internet smoothly functioning, he said, "will at least offer a way for (the) collective expression of views and perhaps better understanding."

    Cerf was producing the television and online spots Wednesday with Parry Aftab, a leading expert on Internet safety.

    "The people who think they are protecting us (by hacking) are hurting the one thing that will help us heal," Aftab said.

    Two or three spots, each lasting 15 or 30 seconds, will be produced as part of the campaign. They will be made available to television stations and online portals.

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