Hacking For Kids
NOTE: work in progress
This guide is meant to provide a roadmap for teaching kids getting first hands in cybersecurity. It is meant to show security from the perspective of the attacker and illustrate the various defense mechanisms.
NOTE: Some of these topcs require prerior knowledge to be successful at them. However, I don't believe it is a good approach to lecture kids on complex subject before they even get their hands on the stuff. The best way to learn is by practice so expect more hands-on exercises.
NOTE: In no particular order here they are.
- Information Gathering
- Basic Security Mechanisms
- Authentication - passwords
- Authorization - who can do what and where
- How to run commands
- Basic scripting - pipes, etc
- Making mistakes - what vuns are and why they exist
- Exploits - what are exploits
- Build simple evil USB
NOTE: All of these challenges require some form of guidence.
- Mario Says - basic challenge to teach about machine code and how to edit binary files
- The Cave - disassembly challange to teach about machine code and how to bypass jumps
Notes / Ideas
- Setup a github project - might be too early
- How do you get a 3 year old started in security - good question
- Document everything in twitte account - this will be fun
- Record youtube videos
- Basic infra to show how to crack a password
- Simple binary reversing challange - change hex codes to bypass or display some funny message