Freelance hacking site vows to clean up dodgy listings
Charles Tendell is trying to repair a reputation problem for his website, Hacker’s List.
The site debuted in November and quickly drew high-profile attention, including a front-page story in the New York Times. It’s an online marketplace where people can list computer-security related jobs for bidding and match them with the right “hacker.”
It has been criticized as amateurish since forums where such deals are made are password-protected and generally hard to find for regular Internet users. It has also raised concern since many projects up for bidding appear illegal.