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Hacking wonderkid picks Stanford over consulting

An Indian teenage hacking expert who has helped global think-tanks and police officials combat computer attackers and digital swindlers is spurning job offers to pursue a degree at the prestigious Stanford University. Ankit Fadia, 18, who turned into a technology wonderkid after authoring a book on hacking into computers two years ago, told Reuters he preferred a five-year-scholarship at California to lucrative consulting. “I have got a lot of job offers but I am not keen to compromise on my education,” the bespectacled teenager said late on Wednesday. Fadia has criss-crossed India, giving lectures to police departments, software companies, educational institutions and government agencies on how to fight “cyber criminals” and deal with computer viruses. “I never expected to get through to Stanford. This is like a dream come true,” he said. Full Story

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