Friday, August 12, 2005

High School Hackers Charged With Felonies

School District IT administrators in Kutztown, PA have gone to the police to deal with 13 high-school kids who repeatedly hacked into the school IT system. The problem is these kids weren't trying to unleash a virus or change their grades; they were just trying to circumvent the school's lame security system. Their malicious acts? downloading iChat and making IT administrators look stupid.

When did "kids not following the computer-lab rules" become a crime. 10 years ago the computer teacher would yell you at or maybe in the worst case you could get detention or suspension. High school kids have always been using computers to do what they were told not to, ever since the first Apple computer was installed in a classroom.

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