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Another of the famous computer security hacker clubs is the Cult of the Dead Cow. It claimed to perform a public service by looking for flaws in software. They would take a newly released Microsoft product and go and hammer at it from a technical point of view, and try to find the holes that might affect the people who use it. The Dead Cows found such a hole in every version of the Windows operating system, which potentially allows other people to spy on computers using those systems, or even remotely control them from the internet.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|