Kristoffer Von Hassel (5 years)
As we all know that a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge, enjoyment, or to evaluate those weaknesses to assist in removing them. So, meet the world’s most interesting and dangerous child hackers.
01.Kristoffer Von Hassel (5 years)
Kristoffer von Hassel is the world’s youngest known hacker and notable for being the youngest “security researcher” listed on tech giant Microsoft’s Security Techcenter as having exposed a security vulnerability. Specifically, Kristoffer was able to bypass the authentication screen of Xbox Live, hence, manage to access games that theoretically could not accessible.
Beware of Fake USB Chargers that Wirelessly Record Everything You Type, FBI warns
Last year, a white hat hacker developed a cheap Arduino-based device that looked and functioned just like a generic USB mobile charger, but covertly logged, decrypted and reported back all keystrokes from Microsoft wireless keyboards.
Dubbed KeySweeper, the device included a web-based tool for live keystroke monitoring and was capable of sending SMS alerts for typed keystrokes, usernames, or URLs, and work even after the nasty device is unplugged because of its built-in rechargeable battery.
Besides the proof-of-concept attack platform, security researcher Samy Kamkar, who created KeySweeper, also released instructions on how to build your own USB wall charger.
Warning! 32 Million Twitter Passwords May Have Been Hacked and Leaked.
The world came to know about massive data breaches in some of the most popular social media websites including LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr, Fling, and VK.com when an unknown Russian hacker published the data dumps for sale on the underground black marketplace.
However, these are only data breaches that have been publicly disclosed by the hacker.
I wonder how much more stolen data sets this Russian, or other hackers are holding that have yet to be released.
Private messages that your send through your Facebook Messenger can be read by potential hackers using a hacking backdoor in the app. This backdoor vulnerability was found by the security researchers from Check Point, who will demo it at the Info security Conference to be held today afternoon.
The security hole if unpatched could put 900 million people who use Facebook Messenger, at risk. The vulnerability was found by Check Point security researcher Roman Zaikan. Zaikan said that the backdoor allows a potential hacker to launch a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack into Facebook Messenger and spy/read messages without either the sender or the reader knowing it. The hacker could also alter the messages for their own malicious gain.