Hackers, Crackers and other wise little Slackers...
We have a kid here who was banned totally from using any ICT equipment in school by my predecessor. Today, one teacher allowed him to use a computer in class for work. He got a hard drive out of his bag, plugged it in and rebooted the PC.
The hard disk contains a bootable linux distro - Back|Track 3. Looks like a hackers favourite, all the tools there - spoofing, password attacks, forensic tools, etc, etc, etc.
Now I need to look in to why USB boot is enabled and what's being used as a BIOS password. That issue aside, I'm wondering what the general wisdom here is with such kids.
He's encouraging his mates to do similar thing. This week we've found RDP icons in peoples home drives, a selection of .bat files to do things like display pointless messages endlessly or make the user think their work has been deleted.
I can't help thinking that banning them from the network is not a solution to the problem? Is there anything you guys have done/do do with these kids - clubs/activities/punishment/research/lunchtime work - to combat this problem and channel their curiosity?