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    The 15 year old "Internet for Dummies" Hacker

    When again should we let our kids access technology? I have to say Im impressed with the kid and thoroughly unimpressed with the poor security the school district had.

    The Sheboygan Press - Police: Little Chute teen used 'Dummies' book to hack school computers
    Police: Little Chute teen used 'Dummies' book to hack school computers


    Teen admits to breach
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    LITTLE CHUTE — Police searching the residence of a 15-year-old boy who admitted hacking into the Little Chute School District's computers found a copy of the book "Internet for Dummies."
    "He was self-taught and self-motivated in that regard," said Lt. Ray Lee of the Fox Valley Metro Police Department.

    Lee said the boy, a Little Chute High School student, faces a juvenile criminal charge and school discipline.

    "He was questioned and he confessed to hacking into the computers so he has been referred to juvenile intake on one count of violating the Wisconsin computer crimes statute," Lee said.

    According to search warrant documents filed Feb. 26 in Outagamie County Circuit Court, the district called in a vendor to make repairs and they were able to determine the district's computers were accessed from an outside computer and traced the source to the 15-year-old's home.

    Also, a subpoena of internet provider Time Warner Cable records traced IP address to the same Holland Road residence.

    Police armed with a search warrant went to the home March 19 and seized the boy's computer equipment along with a copy of "Internet for Dummies."

    The school district took its entire computer system down to make repairs, according to the search warrant affidavit.

    "It cost the district several thousand dollars and a lot of time to do the fixes," Lee said.



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    Re: The 15 year old "Internet for Dummies" Hacker

    Whos the dummy now? LOL


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    Re: The 15 year old "Internet for Dummies" Hacker

    I love the "Dummies" Books

    Anyone else recall the publication "Ames for Dummies" They made it as a guide for Ames for the National Special Olympics 2 years ago. They thought they were just going off on the "Dummies" book idea, not realizing their mistake.



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    Re: The 15 year old "Internet for Dummies" Hacker

    I'm not even mad; that's amazing.


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    Re: The 15 year old "Internet for Dummies" Hacker

    That kid probably just got a job offer for over 100K. Smart kid, dumb school district.


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    Re: The 15 year old "Internet for Dummies" Hacker

    What exactly did the kid do that called for "repairs"?



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    Re: The 15 year old "Internet for Dummies" Hacker

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    What exactly did the kid do that called for "repairs"?
    I would assume he probably changed passwords, databases, who knows. Depends on how long he was in there. If he could make himself an administrator he could run an app like LC5 and pick up any sort of password he needed for usernames.



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    Re: The 15 year old "Internet for Dummies" Hacker

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    What exactly did the kid do that called for "repairs"?
    He changed his grade to a C. No reason to get greedy



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    Re: The 15 year old "Internet for Dummies" Hacker

    Shouldn't a school network have to be hacker tested before it can be put online. I mean that would make sense. Apparently if a 15 can do it, its not the best security. Apparently the school has now implemented passwords...!!!



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