On the computer-security front, defenders need to think like attackers, then help implement systems that defend against them. This is the type of thinking that led to private/public key cryptography, challenge-response authentication protocols, and antivirus scanners. The world has enough attackers. We need more white hat hackers that think maliciously but act magnanimously for the common good.
I think all good computer security people hack everything they see. Of course, I always hope that my comrades use their powers for good and not evil. But when I'm interviewing a new job candidate and they tell me they pick locks or hack wireless cameras, I usually realize I have a winning job candidate. It takes one to know one.
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