Why Do they Hack?

We would be generalizing too much if we were to put all illegal and unethical computer users into the same category. Motives and goals vary too much. Some online activities are aimed at stealing money or merchandise; some online activities will pirate software (especially games) without affecting the original. More than a few illegal online activates are undertaken by thrill seekers, who do not intend any harm be may cause problems simply by ‘trespassing’. Then there are also a few honest ‘white hat’ individuals who hack in order to report inherent weaknesses to those in authority.

The motives and goals for criminal hacking it both complex and obvious. In the end a criminal hacker want to steal. The psychology that lead to this desire is complex, yet unimportant for the victim. The obvious goal is theft of property and money, and the obvious solution to this is better security.

Piracy, the illegal copying of something such a software or film, is not the same as stealing an object, but it is still illegal. The mindset behind this is probably not as corrupt as a hardened criminal. The individual wants something without paying for it, yet would almost certainly not steal in a direct manner. They might copy a music recording, but they would never steal a CD from a retail shop. The original owners of the copied material are losing potential revenue from this, but the actual loss is hard to calculate. Often those pirating the material would not be willing to pay for it, so there was no real potential sale. Yet this remains unethical as the efforts of those creating the material are not rewarded.

Many hackers will break in to the security of the system merely for the thrill. This is a form of rebellion, and it has some psychological roots in belongs to a social group while being rejected by society as a whole. Early 1980s hacking seems to have been done primarily by teenagers, who eluded authorities for a time. Like most teenage rebellion this was a stage they ultimately outgrew.

Hackers often see their activates as ‘art’, and ignore the (perhaps serious) criminal aspects or their endeavours. Yet despite their motive and intentions they run the risk of causing serious damage to important computer systems. Software and hardware security measures must be used to prevent this damage. There are companies such as Supremanic providing top quality finger print scanning system.

Physical security, protecting the company building, never goes out of style. If fact it tends to have a significant influence on computer and internet security. Fingerprint recognition has used by many high end security installation for many years. It has now started to become commonplace for midrange smartphones. Hacker, for all their ingenuity, will always have a difficult time with fingerprint recognition.


Generation Changes in Air Travel

Air travel changes with technology, social situations and politics. Since a generation ago there have been many changes.

Jet Lag

The world is still the same size, but technology has compensated to changing time zones in a few ways. Just having a better flight condition, so we don’t get dehydrated, so we might get some sleep, makes all the difference when we arrive. Carbon fibre components in aircraft help this situation considerably.


In the 1980s it cost the average person three weeks wages to fly to the USE or UK. Now it is about one week’s wage.

Booking Online

It is much more convenient to book with the internet than it ever was to use a travel agent or book over the phone. This reduces the cost as we are not paying for an individual to serve us. Sydney airport transfers are easily made on the internet.

Book an airport shuttle Sydney wide on the net, and save time and money.

Much more strict that a generation ago. Who would have thought there would ever be a restriction on bringing liquids on board?

At the same time the security checks are actually quicker than before. And baggage weight allowances have increased.


In the 1990s everybody in the plane watch the same film(s). Now it is common for each seat to have its own screen and a wide choice of films. It is also becoming increasingly common to use Wi-Fi on a plane.

Politics of the Destination

US President Trump has tried to set limitations on travel from some countries. This was hardly an issue in the 1990s. Though most of these proposed restrictions have not been upheld.

Dress Regulations

Long ago people dressed up when they took a plane trip. After plane travel became commonplace they started to dress for comfort, and in anticipation for the weather at their destination. We have tended to become neatly casual when dressing for aircraft, and do not have high expectations of others.

In early 2017 a pair of teenagers were turned away from a flight because of inappropriate attire. Many people were surprised by this, and surprised that airlines still had dress regulations. What is underreported is that the two teenagers were flying on an employee pass, so were considered to be representatives of the airline; restrictions are more severe and more likely to be reinforced in these situations.

Most airlines do have dress codes, but they are fairly tolerant when it comes to reinforcing them. As long as passengers are reasonably attired there is nothing said.

Dress for you destination. 


There are more flight and airlines than ever before, yet accidents are becoming even less common.

Sydney Airport Shuttle Services

A Sydney Airport Shuttle is always a good way to start or return from a trip, no matter your attire or expectations. Let your vacation or business trip start the moment you leave your home.