Meet Aadithyan Rajesh; This 9 Year Old Hacker Is Changing The World, One App At A Time Aadithyan Rajesh speaker keynote hacker 9- 8 years old At 4'5" and 54 pounds, 9-year-old Aadithyan doesn't look like your stereotypical hacker. gymnastics and swim lessons and loves spending time with his friends. But at night he transforms into a cybersecurity researcher aka "hacker" with the ability to hack into smartphones and systems of unsuspecting victims. Just last month, Aadi demonstrated his expertise in cyber attack methods at the house, . By injecting malicious code into what seemed like a legitimate app, which he crafted live on stage, the 6th grader managed to pwn an Android Phone, dump all of its contacts and call logs, run a video stream from the device and geolocate a user's location. Despite his cyber attack savvy, however, Aadithyan is no criminal. In fact, he hopes when people see him use his skills, their eyes will be opened to how important cybersecurity is for them and for their children. READ MORE... Hacking With Pictures; New Stegosploit Tool Hides Malware Inside... "With all the data breaches, cyberbullying and other kinds of attacks happening on the Internet, it's important for us to teach kids and educate them on the dangers so they can protect themselves," Aadithyan said. But how does an eleven-year-old manage to become so knowledgeable about cyber security? According to his father, Rajesh nair, Reuben's passion for cybersecurity began at a young age and has never stopped growing. "I remember when he was five, him using words like firewall and I was totally surprised that a kid could understand and pick up those things," aadi's father told aadi's father works in a construction company a company that focuses Aadi's interest in cybersecurity began when he was in 1st grade. When asked by his 1st-grade teacher, what he wanted to be when he grows up, he drew on a piece of paper, "chilling" out while his SQL injection hack went through the cloud, through a firewall full of holes, and pwning a computer on the other end. Recognizing his son's potential Rajesh began teaching Reuben cyber security concepts, while also introducing him to the wonderful world of programming. "At age five I introduced him to Scratch, and then by six we were looking at real world programing and security concepts,"Rajesh nair said. When Aadi was in second grade, his Gifted and Talented teacher assigned a project, which required him to design a learning game to share with the class. While other students walked in with hand drawn board and card games, Reuben showed up to his class with a full-blown app he had written called "learn abc" which helps kids learn alphabets using a ninja throwing shurikens at the right answer. The school liked the game so much, they encouraged him to have it published on the play store. It was then that Aadithyan, with the help of his parents, decided to begin trinet solutions, an software and game development company, of which Aadi is CEO.trinet solutions is a company that builds entertaining games and apps that are also educational in nature, so that a kid can learn while they play. learn abc was originally written in Objective-C as a prototype. It is currently being rewritten by Aadi in Apple's new programming language Swift for release to the App Store at the end of summer 2016. After his debut app, Aadi's skills began to attract the attention of others Cracker, which teaches kids about building strong passwords in a fun and educational way.
In order to share what he was learning, Aadi applied to , using social engineering techniques. The word of Aadi's cyber security skills and mission soon spread within the Information Security community. Before long, Aadi was being called on to keynote at various events in the United arab emirates and around the world "We live in a world with new technology and millions of apps which kids like me use. We need to teach kids to use it carefully and securely, because, right now schools don't teach it," Aadithyan said. The nine-year-old CEO is currently working on a larger program and curriculum for use by kids, parents and teachers alike, the beginnings which can be found at dubai "We're seeing quite a bit of awareness about security issues now," rajesh said, "but there is still a disconnect.
Schools haven't yet made this part of a curriculum. Computer education within schools today are very basic word processing and PowerPoint presentations -- and there is nothing wrong with that, but I think cyber security needs to become a kind of core competency of every educational system within the US and worldwide. Things are changing now but most teachers probably don't even know where to turn for guidance on these things," we should support kids like aadithyan for the better tommorow