Hackers are all about curiosity, and security is just a feeling | Chris Nickerson | TEDxFultonStreet

  • Published on Sep 3, 2014
  • Chris offers a peek inside the mind and world of hackers - people who like to tinker, usually for public benefit. Want to feel more secure? Know what it takes to hack your cell phone? Why don't corporations listen when they're warned? Oh, yeah, and have you learned how to pick locks yet? Remember to face the world as a child does - with with the wonder of a child discovering a new thing for the first time.
    Chris Nickerson is a professional attacker - a security specialist, he helps corporations and individuals to handle the challenges of physical and digital intrusion. A longtime part of hacker conferences DEFCON, 2600, and others, Chris is currently the CEO of Lares Consulting.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Comments • 19

    C.J. McELEAVY 8 hours ago

    12 Step programmes
    Abandonment “daddy” issues
    Love pushing buttons.
    Security is a feeling
    Casio watch - free phone calls -hacking 1986
    Great sense of the surreal.
    Think I’m in the right job...finally!

  • 1414TTT
    1414TTT Month ago

    Hacker jim has some good points

  • karl pages
    karl pages 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for the talk. This made me think.
    Secrets and hoarding. This is what you get.
    Racketeering until your devices will be too slow to use. Endless vulberability hackers and security patches and obsolete devices.
    Consumerism in its prime.
    It's cool ....just give my new toys.
    Because pollution isn't even real society isn't a thing anymore.
    Keep each other busy so we don't really need to deal with each others trust issues.

  • Nicola Li
    Nicola Li 2 months ago

    I gotta move to Manhattan! There's one publicly advertised hacking group in my town and they are all complete dicks. (But I"m starting to think all hackers are dicks myself included)

  • Ed Brackeen
    Ed Brackeen 3 months ago

    Push the button

  • Scripter
    Scripter 5 months ago +3

    This is exactly how I look at hacking. Love it!

  • Info Facto
    Info Facto 6 months ago


  • Gavin Creagh
    Gavin Creagh 7 months ago +1

    15:29 The dudes laugh is brilliant!

  • Gavin Creagh
    Gavin Creagh 7 months ago +1

    10/10 Amazing talk. Thanks Chris

  • Cybercrime Magazine
    Cybercrime Magazine 7 months ago

    Nice talk.

  • Iswar Gogoi
    Iswar Gogoi 8 months ago

    yeah right a real hacker goes deep into everything and figures out a way to see what more can it do

  • Solange Beaumarchais
    Solange Beaumarchais 8 months ago +2

    This guy is adorable. I think I just fell in love :)

  • N N
    N N 8 months ago +1

    I enjoyed this talk VERY MUCH! :) Thank you.

  • Anthony Howard
    Anthony Howard 9 months ago

    favourite ted talk ever made. i rewatch once a week. inspiring

  • Leo
    Leo 9 months ago +1

    Great talk,am inspired ! :)

  • Leo
    Leo 9 months ago +9

    *takes my ski mask off and takes off my hoodies* oh

  • Wayne Lamay
    Wayne Lamay Year ago

    there is no link to pdf

  • Zorba Zen
    Zorba Zen 3 years ago

    what matters more security or freedom?

  • SER 1 SER
    SER 1 SER 4 years ago +9

    Look at things like a child. Nice talk! Thanks Chris!