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More qns for education minister

In Internet on 19/08/2018 at 11:18 am

Earlier today I asked if our education could produce the Oz boy who hacked Apple because he dreamed of working for Apple: Qn for education minister

More questions:

Does our education system have room for R00tz Asylum, a non-profit organisation that promotes “hacking for good” and these kids?

It

created 13 sites that mimicked the real [US election] websites, gaping vulnerabilities and all, for 13 so-called “battleground” states – parts of the country where the vote is expected to be tight.

Over the course of a day, 39 kids aged between 8 and 17 took the challenge – 35 of them succeeded in bypassing the trivial security. Pranks ensued. At one time the site told us 12 billion votes had been cast. Later, we were told that candidate “Bob Da Builder” was the victor.

Or this kind of kids’ activity?

The contest was part of the kids’ zone at Def Con, the annual hacking conference in Las Vegas.

Or this kind of kids?

This year it was attended by more than 300 eager children, trying everything from lock picking to soldering. At one table I meet two-year-old Catherine Sabonis, happily picking apart a debit card reader. Organisers tell me around half of the attendees are girls.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45154903

An anti-PAP cyberwarrior* says that our kids have world class analytical, problem solving skills because of the local system. And I know some really smart, creative kids** but I don’t see or read about our kids doing things like these US kids.


*Avoid dementia, don’t be anti-PAP like Meng Seng

**Good in STEM subjects but who love Sing Lit and music.

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