When most people think about hackers and security, they are clinging to an outdated vision. Today’s breed of hacker did not just appear. Instead, the skilled professionals behind the latest security threats are the result of a long-term evolution. As a result, hackers today sport a growing level of sophistication with an arsenal of attack methodologies at their disposal.

Ntrepid Chief Scientist Lance Cottrell has an article on this new breed of hackers published by ReadWrite and continued the discussion Wednesday, February 4th on WBEZ’s Tech Shift.