27 Feb '17, 9pm

Is Your Child A Hacker?

Parents in Liverpool, UK, are being prepared to spot the signs that their children might be hackers. The Liverpool Echo reports on the launch of a “Hackers To Heroes” scheme targeting youngsters at risk of donning a black hat, and has an expert on hand, one [Vince Warrington], to come up with a handy cut-out-and-keep list . Because you never know when you’re going to need one, and he’s helped the Government so should know what he’s talking about. Of course, they’re talking about “Hacker” (cybercriminal) while for us the word has much more positive connotations . And it’s yet another piece of ill-informed media scaremongering about technology that probably fits like so many others in the “People are having fun. Something Must Be Done About It!” category. But it’s still something that will probably result in hassle for a few youngsters with an interest in technology, and tha...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/02/27/is-your-child-a-hacker/

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