What Hackers Can Teach Us About Bigoted Behavior and Redemption

Last week I wrapped up my lectures in my cybercrime class on hacking. A major component of those lectures is the different types of hackers, ranging from the “bad hackers” who hack for criminal reasons to the “good hackers” who try and anticipate potential hacks and prevent them. Sometimes I like to highlight famous hackers who went from bad to good.

One example is Kevin Poulsen:

“Kevin Poulsen is a former computer hacker, whose best-known hack involved penetrating telephone company computers in…