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Hacker Conversations: Chris Wysopal, AKA Weld Pond

November 14, 2023

Weld Pond: hacker

Is he a hacker? “Absolutely,” he says. “A hacker is someone who wants to understand how a system works, and then explore how that system can be manipulated to do something unintended by the developer. The interesting part is this exploration of technology uncovers functions and possibilities that typically weren’t designed into the system by its creators.”

The driving personal motivation is curiosity. “The hacker explores the technical world – how things were built and connected and put together. And there’s a ton of unknown and unintended consequences to be discovered. Hacking is exploring these and understanding them.”

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