White hat hacking for the greater good

Last term I really caught the attention of children in years 5 and 6 by recapturing the term ‘hacker’ from the bad guys. This was inspired, in part by my time at Picademy during the February half term.

A couple of days ago I spotted this story about a 10 year old boy from Finland who was given $10,000 by Instagram for exposing a major security flaw on their site. I showed this to children at school last week, and if they didn’t appreciate the benefits of white hat hacking before, they do now…

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White hat hacking for the greater good

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