Australian teen cracks $84-million Internet porn filter in 30 minutes

Australian teen cracks $84-million Internet porn filter in 30 minutes August 26, 2007 [more]

Tom Wood, a Year 10 student, probably 15 – 16 years old
has cracked the federal government’s $84-million internet porn filter
in just 30 minutes. He can deactivate the filter in several clicks in
such a way that the software’s icon is not deleted which will make his
parents believe the filter is still working. Tom says it is a matter of
time before some computer-savvy kid puts the bypass on the Internet for
others to use. "It’s a horrible waste of money," he said. "They could
get a much better filter for a few million dollars made here rather
than paying overseas companies for an ineffective one."

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