Abertay University in Dundee, England, is offering the country’s first degree in computer hacking.
Classes in the major will teach students how to find out passwords and log-in information, and how to shut down computer systems; the aim is to produce hackers that could work for the government against computer criminals.
However, even teachers in the discipline say teaching criminal activities could produce more criminals.
Well, personally, I think it’s a good idea, but well they should make the name of the degree friendlier by maybe calling it “Computer Security” or something like that.
As for the idea that maybe teaching it could result in more criminals, I think it’s pretty much nonsense.