Hacker College - Teaches "Ethical Hacking" to Computer Students
Sporting long sideburns, a goatee and black baseball cap, instructor Ralph Echemendia has a class of 15 buttoned-down corporate, academic and military leaders spellbound. The lesson: hacking. The students huddled over laptops at a Los Angeles-area college have paid nearly $4,000 to attend "Hacker College," a computer boot camp designed to show how people will try to break into network systems -- and how they will succeed. "It's an amazing thing how insecure the big corporations are," said Echemendia during a break in the weeklong seminar. "It's just amazing how easy it is."