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10 year-old teaches hackers a valuable lesson in privacy

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 17, 2016.

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    Evan Robertson, age 10, took a science fair project and turned it into a valuable lesson in privacy earlier this month at rootz Asylum, a kids-only gathering at DEF CON where children can learn about security in a safe, encouraging environment.

    Evan wanted to do something different for his school project. He just wasn't into volcanoes.

    "I was thinking about a really cool project, I didn't want to do normal stuff," he explained in an interview with Salted Hash.

    Instead, he asked his dad for ideas. Several options were discussed, but eventually (at Evan's insistence) the two decided to see if people cared about their privacy and security when connecting to public Wi-Fi.

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