Mental issues?

Today I was talking with a coworker about security, and how to properly treat credit card numbers and systems, and I felt a bit of that old adreniline rush – the feeling you get when you first get in, or first get a tricky bit of code to run..

Damn it, I AM a white hat. Why does the idea of digitally breaking and entering give me such a rush? Clearly I don’t do it any more, clearly I won’t ever do it again except with the explicit permission of the owners of the systems involved. And yet.. the other day I had fantasies of taking over the cable network.

What is wrong with me?

One Response to “Mental issues?”

  1. randomdreams Says:

    For the same reason I laugh at big dogs behind fences or mock god-said-it-I-believe-it creationists?
    It’s human nature.

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