Reply to post: I think it might be a definition.

Hackers unleash smart Twitter phishing tool that snags two in three users

Colin Ritchie
Windows

I think it might be a definition.

"Offensive security research, even among white-hat hackers, has helped the community to 'think like attackers' and enhance defensive technologies. However, this research comes at a significant cost and there are new arguments emerging that the work of the benevolent security research community is driving down the cost and complexities of attacks against computer networks.

There is a growing sentiment that the intellectual pursuit of exploiting software vulnerabilities and defeating mitigations is simply providing a roadmap for the bad guys to break into computer systems. " - Virus Bulletin.com

Sorry if I am being too literal. Feeling a wee bit Vulcan today.

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