WORLD’S RENOWNED and India’s best ethical hacker and independent computer security and digital intelligence consultant, Ankit Fadia visited Lovely Professional University to deliver a most valuable lecture on hacking procedures. Fadia has led several investigations pertaining to national security and cyber terrorism. In 2001, he was consulted by a classified intelligence agency for breaking an encrypted message sent by one of Osama Bin Laden’s men. In 2008, he was consulted by the Navi Mumbai
Police department to trace the terror email sent just a few minutes before the Gujarat
serial blasts. Widely travelled, Fadia has also provided customised cyber security training and consulting solutions to clients all across Asia, Australia and North America including Google
, Citibank and so many other organisations in the government, police and corporate sectors.
The students of computer science programmes of Lovely Honours School of Technology
kept hypnotised throughout the lecture, delivered in entertaining and well-informative manner the worst criminal aspect of the Internet facility. He chose three ‘brave volunteers’ from among the packed house of would be computer engineers settled in Shri Baldev Raj Auditorium of the university and demonstrated live the very easy procedures of hacking through simply knowing separately their e-mail address, credit card number and mobile phone number. He remained generous enough to boost up the participation by gifting handsomely the participants. His workshop mainly explained cyber ethics, information gathering and scanning, email hacking, Google hacking, mobile and VoIP hacking, wireless hacking, web application hacking, cyber crime investigation, cyber law etc. He also satisfied the queries of ardent students during the great seamless interaction session.
A student Srishti Chauhan said: “We are really very lucky to remain face to face in an interaction session of immense utility through Ankit Fadia. In books we have read that hacking is dangerous but from computer security ‘guru’ we have come to know that hacking could prove useful as well as an eye-opener.”
Handing over the token of honour to the young ethical hacker the executive dean of LPU Rashmi Mittal said: “The world
today is more scared from the silent dangerous out-comings of the Internet related cyber crimes than other activities of terrorism. The world today really needs the services of young and efficient persons like Fadia.”