Anyone old enough probably remembers hearing that on the radio or television at 10:00 PM each night. Gone are those days. But, based on this story, maybe they should bring it back in a slightly different form. “Parents, do you know what networks your kids are hacking?”

The story describes how an 11-year old kid unleashed a hack for Apple’s iPhone, which crashes the iPhone and disables Sendfile if it’s removed.

And then there is this story: “…a 14-year-old boy in Poland derailed four trains in the city of Lodz with a homemade device he crafted from a TV remote control. “He treated [the city’s tram system] like any other schoolboy might a giant train set, but it was lucky nobody was killed,” an official said” (¶ 3).

When viewed from a technology perspective, are our IT departments capable of not only defending, but being knowledgeable about all these hacks? And by extension, are the companies we use for intrusion detection and prevention, anti-virus, anti-malware and the like able to keep up? I certainly hope so…

— Wilson, T. (2008, March 6). Hacking: The New Child’s Play? Dark Reading. http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=147702&f_src=drdaily.

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