PSIFERTEX A twenty-second biography “ Of code, parking lots, business processes, modern operating system protections, children’s toys. Hacking is a mindset, not a toolset. “” hacker teacher Pretty much whenever I can con someone into listening. ctf champion (Sometimes) ctf champion loser I lose more than I win ctf organizer Go play now! presenter Yeah, I got recursive on ya’ll. family man Hacking and programming kids is fun! nerf addict I can quit at any time. doer of stuff ABSTRACT The 30 Second Summary few months corrupting children Creative Problem Solving Class hacking Hacking Culture Ethics Lock-picking Office Munitions Magic Tricks Social Engineering (Truth and Deception) Number Systems Thanks for coming… 1.Encourage 2.Enable 3.Warn ENCOURAGEMENT In which the need is demonstrated. 1.Critical Thinking 2.“Hacker” Rehab 3.Giving Back Opportunities Exist • • • • http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/ Call a school! Hacker Spaces Other Non-profits (Community Centers, Libraries, Churches, etc) ENABLING In which the need is demonstrated. LESSON PLANS Overview of the lesson plans Intro / Hacking Culture Summary: An introduction into the concepts, cultures, ethics, and legality of hacking, cracking, and phreaking Goals: Awareness, definitions Materials: None required, potentially slides. Preparation: Write up your own script/notes as needed, focus on your experiences and favorite stories. Instructions: Spend time on the hacker topics, but don’t forget the mini civics and philosophy lessons. Ethics will underpin many other lessons, start early. Resources: MIT Hacks Gallery, Sample Slides online Lockpicking Summary: The joys of lockpicking, emphasize the joys of learning inner-workings, strong ethics focus. Goals: Practical skill, even more lock-picking Materials: Training locks, clear locks, multiple styles >one pick/tension wrench for each student Prepared diagrams/videos Preparation: Practice on locks and picks, verify difficulty, homemade wiperblade tension wrenches make pick-sets go further Instructions: Start with ethics, diagrams next, hand out picks Resources: Schuyler Towne southord.com Office Supply Warfare Summary: Good excuse to pop balloons, be “MacGyver-ish” Goals: Object repurposing, weapons safety, rules Materials: Lots! (pens, rubber bands, bbs, etc) Targets (balloons, paper, decorate your own!) Print copies of plans Preparation: Build at least one of everything before-hand. Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. Resources: Pass out directions and materials Run around helping ??? Shoot stuff Magic Tricks Summary: Because I think they’re fun. Goals: Hand-eye? No, just for fun really. Materials: Coins Cards (bulk from amazon) Rope! Preparation: Magic tricks. Learn some. Instructions: I can’t tell you the secrets, you might pass them on! Resources: Websites, bookstores. Deception and Truth Summary: Study topics of deception and truth, and practice them out in a series of games Goals: deception detection skills, honesty Materials: None Preparation: Prepare presentation on ethics, Decide on a group deception-based game to play (“Mafia”) Combine a brief set of slides or presentation with some fun role-playing games involving deception. Principles of polygraphs make an interesting topic. Instructions: Resources: Number Systems Summary: Studying number systems as a pre-cursor to Goals: Familiarity with non base-10 numbers Materials: Slide deck or whiteboard notes Preparation: A refresher never hurts. Instructions: Cover topics (binary, decimal, hexadecimal) Lots of exercises, competition Resources: Your CS degree finally pays off. Future Topics • • • • • • • Codes, Ciphers and Cryptography Logic Introduction to Programming Web Fundamentals Security Fundamentals Social Engineering Followup Nerf Modding LESSONS LEARNED In which you avoid mistakes psifertex made computers are hard “hands on” is a must “hands on” is crazy discipline get help prepare attendance fluxuates Legal Issues • State Childcare Requirements • Freaked Out Parents PARENTAL NOTIFICATION FORM FOR “CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING CLASS” XX-YY-ZZZZ John Doe [email protected] (phone) AAA-BBB-CCCC Dear Parent: Thanks for allowing your child to participate in this Creative Problem Solving Class. Some of the topics we plan on covering in this class might be misunderstood or taken out of context, so I hope to use this letter to communicate the intent of the class, give you a chance to have some good conversations with your child, and also make sure you have my contact information. One of the goals of the class is to introduce students to the concept of “hacking”. Contrary to how it is often portrayed, hacking was originally not about breaking into computers. Rather it’s about solving problems with unexpected, original, creative solutions--or sometimes just being the first to see a problem at all. With that in mind, the course covers a lot more than just computers. We plan to cover such topics as lock picking, puzzles and games, magic tricks, etc, because each can illustrate that same principle. The most important lesson comes in the first week, however. That’s when we will discuss the history of hacking as a culture, the ethics of hacking, and being careful to delineate what is beneficial, legal hacking, and illegal malicious activity. Of course other weeks will also include appropriate reminders and discussions about relevant legal and ethical behaviors. If you have any questions about the class, please feel free to contact me via phone or email. I look forward to any feedback. Additionally, please sign and return the following attachment so we know you understand and are willing to have your child participate. Sincerely, John Doe I, _____________________________________, understand that my child, ______________________________________ will be attending the creative problem solving class and a variety of sensitive topics such as lock-picking, computer hacking, and others will be studied and discussed. Signature: ______________________________ Date: _______________ Recap • Corrupting Teaching is fun, you should do it. • Find fun topics you can teach on • Avoid pitfalls (permission, help, planning) Resources http://www.defconkids.org/ http://cty.psifertex.com/ (Corrupt The Youth) [email protected] Corrupt The Youth by Jordan Wiens is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. 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