Kids Hack The Darndest Things…

SC Magazine is reporting that a survey has found that one in four schoolchildren have attempted some level of hacking.  Despite 78% agreeing that it is wrong, a quarter have tried to surreptitiously use a victims’ password, with almost half saying that they were doing it ‘for fun’.  Whatever happened to just catching squirrels in a cardboard box, building a tree fort, or pulling the legs off spiders?   21% had aimed to cause disruption and 20% thought they could generate an income from the activity.  5% said that they would consider it as a career move.  One thing that the article seems to neglect is the actual ages of the kids surveyed.  “Schoolchildren” could mean K-12, spanning 4 – 17 years (older if they were so clever that they did a couple years over ’cause working sux).  Wonder how they look in orange…

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