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13-year-old Pakistani hacker is evolving the tech industry

Faryal Nadeem Apr 07, 2017
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The 13-year-old Pakistani Hacker, Ahsan Tahir is a self-taught individual rising star in the cyber security world. He is spotting vulnerabilities in the various big technology companies such as Microsoft and Google.

Ahsan Tahir is an ethical hacker and the consultant of cyber security from Karachi. He told to print and electronic media about his learning which he started a year ago when his personal website was hacked. It was a time when he realized that many companies would be rewarded for finding vulnerabilities and errors in the websites.

Various bug bounty programs pay hackers from $50 to $35000 depending on the severity of bug and size of the company. The Young 13-year-old hacker has developed his skills by watching tutorial videos on YouTube and experimenting by reading the blogs.

The CEO of Bug crowd said that

“Hackers like Ahsan are the next generation cybersecurity defenders. The future of internet relies on having an easy on-ramp into security as a career; the digital natives are good hackers, and their skills and the power of the group represents companies who try to safeguard the business and users are immense. ”

Ahsan has a simple and regular teen life who go to school daily but performs hacking after getting home back. However, he completes his homework first. Recently he bought iPhone 7 with his earning from bug bounty programs. His parents are not interested in the technology related programs but are very proud of their son. He plans to be a future software engineer.

Ahsan still earns money by identifying vulnerabilities online. His primary goal is to make the internet and various social platforms a safe place. He is eyeing for Microsoft bug bounty program whose minimum age criteria is 14 years. Ahsan wants to teach other people so that they can polish their skills, which he learned from YouTube and other reliable sources.

The more hackers will be able to find more bug, and the companies will get more secure. The process is simple.

~via NBC News

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