9-year-old CEO warns crowd of phone hacker dangers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Meet Reuben Paul. The Harmony School of Science third-grader has accomplished more in nine years than some adults accomplish in a lifetime. “He’s pretty well known in the computer security industry, you know, I think if you track computer security in general, people are going to know about Reuben, he’s been a keynote at a number of other conferences, so he definitely has the chops, ” said Richard Stephens, Organizer of “Security B-sides” Conference. Friday, he was the keynote speaker at the conference at the Wingate in Round Rock. The conference aims to make everyone more aware of hackers. “We’re looking to promote cyber security, promote computer security, to a younger generation,” said Stephens. Reuben showed guests the few steps it takes to hack into an Android phone, from an effort to download what looks to be a “real” game. After taking a quick break he was right back at it. The crowd couldn’t believe how easy he made the task look simple. His parents say they knew at the tender age of five , his child was special. “He’d use the words like “firewall” and things like that and repeat them back to me. First I was totally surprised. […]

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