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what is the actual average age of a hacker in your view?

Post by ghostheadx2 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:11 am
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I hear a lot of reports that say 16-19 and some say 16-30s. Some say 15-40, etc. What is the average age of a hacker in the view of people on this web site? I think asking you guys is probably a more credible source. I think most people who answer that question don't know what they are talking about and I hear it asked all over the internet. Here are the different categories:

Alright, let's break it into categories:

protest

money

connecting with other people

tech tinkerer

I was just curious to see the different responses.

finding vulnerabilities/for fun

other

So what's the average age for each of these? Especially since I've read studies that say the average age of a cyber-criminal is now just 17.
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Re: what is the actual average age of a hacker?

Post by limdis on Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:11 am
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I'll bite. We'll say 24-30.
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Re: what is the actual average age of a hacker?

Post by Monica on Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:34 am
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You're kidding me, right? Most kids today that are under 21 think DDOS'ing & cracking == "hacking"
I'm going to assume your estimation of the average age included what was said above.

The average age groups are between 24-35.
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Re: what is the actual average age of a hacker?

Post by Jbraithwaite on Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:30 pm
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I'm 39 this year, I don't think I'm a hacker in the media sense but I tinker.
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Re: what is the actual average age of a hacker?

Post by tremor77 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:49 pm
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i think the type of hacker might skew this alot.. i think the money earning professional hacker is going to skew a lot older.. and the idealists, hack it for the lulz or for some cause is going to be a lot younger.. just from my own experience.. when i was young i thought I could hack the planet for peace, justice and some good laughs... now I'm just in it for the money.
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Re: what is the actual average age of a hacker?

Post by ghostheadx2 on Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:14 am
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Alright, let's break it into categories:

protest

money

connecting with other people

tech tinkerer

finding vulnerabilities/for fun

other
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Re: what is the actual average age of a hacker in your view?

Post by Clarinda Radcliff on Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:53 am
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It says here that the average has dropped to 17 years old. This other one is a good read as well.
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Re: what is the actual average age of a hacker in your view?

Post by ghostheadx2 on Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:26 pm
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Clarinda Radcliff wrote:It says here that the average has dropped to 17 years old. This other one is a good read as well.


I agree with you. That is a good read. But I don't think they are all exactly the same age, so between 16 and 19 I guess?
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Re: what is the actual average age of a hacker in your view?

Post by Monica on Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:52 am
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I change my mind.


Real truth - hackers today are between 10 - 14 years old.
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Re: what is the actual average age of a hacker in your view?

Post by Jbraithwaite on Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:55 am
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Monica wrote:I change my mind.


Real truth - hackers today are between 10 - 14 years old.


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