Some real life Hacking

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During the slow days that our heroes will have during Curved Space to Corsair, I set Lars hacking the Imperium database.

Hacking is not a subject I know much about. I’ve seen enough films involving it to make it up as I go along, and read one or two books that include hacking (one as a normal hobby for teens).  I know that programmers can set traps for hackers.  So Lars takes his chances with what he does.

But system security relies on hackers – or the hacking mentality, since many hackers see it as an intellectual challenge, and justify their activity to help companies sort themselves out.

I thought you might be interested in the hacking games that Wordfence, a security system for certain blog systems, held at their conference recently.  One of the winners was just 11 years old…