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Many kids could do it, says teenager who cracked $84 million government-built internet porn filter in 30 minutes

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

A 16-year-old Melbourne student took just 30 minutes to crack an $84 million government-built internet porn filter, reported The Australian (1/9/207, p. 29). Parents left unaware: Described by the Herald Sun as a “former cyber bullying victim”, Tom Wood was able to avoid the filter while leaving the software’s default on-screen toolbar up and running. That meant parents would not have a clue the wall had been breached. Wood said any tech-clever child would be able to repeat his hack without much effort.

ISPs obligation: Family First senator Steve Fielding, a longtime campaigner for cyber safety, said cracking the software showed the need for compulsory filtering by intemet providers. “You need both. You need it at the ISP and at the PC level,” he said.

The Australian, 1/9/2007, p. 29

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