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TEDxBrainport 2012 - Walter Belgers - Privacy and security, a lost cause

TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the FutureThe smarter computers get, the more code they need. And the more code, the more bugs. Even the best coders will introduce about one bug per 60.000 lines of code. And those bugs can be exploited by hackers. Walter Belgers shows us how easy it can be to hack a website. Fortunately, he is an ethical computer hacker. Walter advices us to take a few precautions when going online and to consider what we publish about ourselves.Walter Belgers is an ethical computer hacker by profession and by way of life. During his working hours, he tests the security of IT systems using both technical and social means. As a hobby, he opens locks without using the key. He has been on the internet for over half his life, which is not obvious for anybody his age. When he has time, he likes to read, sail, and drift in an old BMW car.About TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the FutureThere are many challenges in the world today. Hunger and disease continue to affect large parts of the developing world. Financial instability is halting progress in developed countries. We're running out of resources and changing the natural world in ways we don't totally understand. How can we make a better future? Discover the next big bordering-on-crazy ideas for humanity at TEDxBrainport 2012. Safety - Can we protect our planet?About TEDx.TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
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