12-year-old “Cyber Ninja” shows how a hacker’s poison can spread

April 16, 2018

And he’s only 12 years old.

Reuben Paul is a sixth grader from Austin. The self-proclaimed “Cyber Ninja” has a second-degree black belt in kung fu, and he’s on a mission to show how hacking is child’s play.

Paul hacks household items to demonstrate how they can be exploited to spy on or even harm people, such as turning “smart toys” into listening devices.

Paul has advised a tech conference in Singapore, presented in the Netherlands, and wowed a crowd full of executives in Texas. “It is important that we need to reinvent cybersecurity, because obviously what we have invented so far is clearly not working,” he told the audience.

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