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Quote of the Week: Hacks, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll

Researcher Tom Ptacek offers his view on how hackers get their stripes

"IRC is a gateway drug for getting into security for real."

Security researcher Thomas Ptacek, co-founder and principal at Matasano Security, on how, as a teenager, meeting hackers on Internet Relay Chat channels got him into the security biz.

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    Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Executive Editor of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise ... View Full Bio

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