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Expert at 17, Will Lecture IT Big Wigs on Net Security

If a teenager decides to lecture experienced information technology (IT) professionals on internet security, he is considered either too arrogant or ill-informed. But when a 17-year-old Gujarati boy from New Delhi, Ankit Fadia, speaks at a special seminar in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, there will be many well-known names from the industry in the audience to listen to him. Members of the Gujarat Electronics & Software Industries Association, the Computer Society of India and students are expected to attend the seminar. Ankit may have given his standard XII board exams only recently, but is already considered an expert on Net security issues, especially hacking. And for those who think he is just another ‘hack’, here is a reality check. Ankit has already published some books on the subject and was named person of the year by the Limca Book of Records last year. Those in the IT security industry know Ankit quite well, but for those who don’t, he is a Gujarati, was born in Ahmedabad but grew up in New Delhi. Fascinated by the internet, like most youngsters of his age are, he soon found out about hacking. Full Story

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