Worth Reading: Hack it back is a bad idea

If there were a prize for the worst cybersecurity policy idea that just won’t die, it would have to go to “hacking back,” or making it legal for people to attack the computers that are attacking them. This idea has been around for years, which means that for years, people have been warning that this is a very bad idea—it’s not the first time I’ve written about this topic myself. But it’s a strangely persistent piece of policy, regardless of the fact that it’s been condemned by just about everyone, including law enforcement, and openly endorsed by almost no one. —Josephine Wolff @ Slate