I’m an ethical hacker: says whizkid Sahil

March 19th, 2008 - 11:38 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) He looks like your average school going kid, but 14-year-old Sahil Khan, at the release of the second edition of his book “Hackers and Crackers” Wednesday, said he is an ethical hacker and uses his skills to fight cyber crime. “While chatting, I used to face problems because of the viruses. So, I used to experiment and fiddle. Thus, the results of my experimentation have made me what I am today,” said Sahil, who released his book at the sidelines of the launch of monthly magazine “Gadget Guru”.

Minister of Women and Child Welfare Renuka Chaudhary, who was the chief guest at the occasion, was all praise for Sahil.

She said: “It is a matter of great pleasure to have such bright children in our country. The vital information from Sahil’s book can be thought about being incorporated in the national policies of our country to keep the country safe.”

Sahil thought of writing the book because he wanted to create awareness about the science of hacking among people.

“In my book, I have tried to explain the difference between a hacker and a cracker.”

He started learning computers as a second grade student to chat with his father who was in Mumbai. Some of his achievements include assembling a computer at the age of 13.

His name was also recommended for the Limca Book of World Records. After a month he made nine computer games without knowing any programming language.

Sahil, who has also made his own news website without any professional help, dreams of developing his own window system one day.

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