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At BalCCon, young hackers clogged the hallways, making it challenging for cranky older hackers to get around.
The basis of the hacker ethic is, and always will be, the exchange of knowledge, [and] free writing software to solve problems.
While there were black hats inn attandance, and BalCCon plans to accomodate the anonymity needs of all hackers next year with a no-press presentation space, they also told ZDNet:
Hackers respect the ethics and fight against virtual criminals. Exposing networks of pedophiles, neo-Nazis, religious sects, the misuse of personal data... are some of the most common hacker activities.
In broad terms, hackers are working to find vulnerabilities in systems, document them, publish, and propose solutions to better protect them.
Read more about BalCCon in Darknets, wargames and Raspberry Pi at first-ever Balkan hacker conference.