The big lie of computer security is that security improves by imposing complex passwords on users. In real life, people write down anything they can't remember. Security is increased by designing for the way humans actually behave. -Jakob Nielsen
In any site as large as ours that deals with so many controversial topics and skills, it has become necessary to
address a few incidents and implement a user terms and services agreement. We want to provide a free, safe and legal
training environment to the public, but we can only do so if members of the community do not put us in legal risk.
What's this about federal investigations?
It's true. Key organizer Jeremy Hammond(Xec96) among several other HTS users have been questioned by FBI agents as a
esult of being involved in the Hack This Site community, political activist groups, and having presences at large
hacker conventions such as DEFCON or HOPE. This does NOT mean that being associated with Hack This Site, participating
in the debates, practicing your skills or knowing these people mean that you should expect visitors in black suits.
But this DOES mean that they are watching, and that you need to be very careful what you say and what you do.
However, this should NOT hold you back from doing the things you want to do with your life. You just need to play it
mart. It is strongly recommended that you read up on and practice good security culture
(and here's a great place to start).
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