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11/7/2014
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Cartoon: Who's Writing All That Malware?

Our cartoonist reminisces on a simpler time for pocket money.

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Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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Susan Fourtané
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11/10/2014 | 3:22:04 PM
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Pedro, 

Some parents should not be parents in the first place. I always say there should be some education for those who want to be parents. Then again, there are those whose irresponsibility go so far that they just get pregnant by accident and have even less responsibility to lead the live of a new being who comes to this world like a "tabula rasa." It's the job of the adults to guide those new lives. 

Some parents don't know themselves right from wrong. How do you expect them to teach what they don't know? That's why I say they should never be parents.

-Susan
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11/10/2014 | 12:05:29 PM
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@ Susan.  You are right.  I sometimes think that in our society, civic values have gone out the window.  Some parents don't teach their kids right from wrong.  If that same energy could be used to solve problems our country faces, which we have, we could be leaving a different place, a better place. 
Susan Fourtané
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11/9/2014 | 4:44:55 AM
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Pedro, 

Times have changed, technology has evolved, and kids have adult models to follow. Kids are not the ones to blame, adults are the only ones responsible for what kids do.

No one comes to this world and after spending ten years or so on the planet becomes a young hacker if that is not what he has around.

-Susan 
PedroGonzales
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11/8/2014 | 12:21:28 AM
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These days, I prefer to see kids steal beer or paint graffiti than steal my personal information.  They really should spend their times in more lawful activities.  Whatever happen to playing with the arduino kit or building lego robots.
Gary_EL
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11/7/2014 | 10:43:32 PM
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And they used to break-in to sheds to steal beer, not into data networks to steal passwords and social security numbers
Ariella
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Ariella,
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11/7/2014 | 2:40:27 PM
kids
and the only damage they caused was the result of a misaimed paper
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