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1/3/2017
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White Hat Hacker Launches Public Support Site

With 'Security Without Borders' Claudio Guarnieri aims to connect white hat hackers with potential victims.

A community platform to create cybersecurity awareness has been launched by security researcher Claudio Guarnieri, who has given it the name "Security Without Borders," Motherboard reports. Announcing this at Chaos Communication Congress hacking festival in Hamburg on December 28, Guarnieri says the website’s goal is to allow white hat hackers to help targets and potential victims.

“Some of us work in corporate security, some of us in academia, and some others in human rights organizations,” he explains on the site, adding “We want to dedicate some of our time to the betterment of global society.”

Visitors may click on Request Assistance on the site and communicate with a team of 20-30 malware and technical experts. There is a public mailing list which may invite select individuals to be part of Security Without Borders. Also in the pipeline is a newsletter to provide vulnerability awareness to at-risk groups.

“The idea is to create an external network of people that don't necessarily want to abandon their career path in infosec, but they might be willing to volunteer some time, maybe help out anonymously, maybe not,” Guarnieri says. 

Read more on Motherboard.

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1/4/2017 | 3:15:15 AM
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I'm actually looking forward to seeing what will come out of Security w/o Borders.  Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has seen many great ideas emerge from its environment, many talks held there turn into successful projects.  While I'm not clear how this model will work once fully executed, I can imagine the work that could be involved and that is the true spirit of freedom, for the work is no simple body of services.  I hope many talented hackers will donate their services and show that "community" continues to be the driving force behind hacker culture and that doing good is still the motivating force for most.
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1/3/2017 | 2:29:23 PM
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IMO this is a great idea. If I could, I would do this as anonymous.
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