September 3, 2011, 9:02 am

Making Systems Checking More Fun

Hacking a system may be analogous to a would-be thief looking for an open window, but its reality looks pretty different.  Trying different command codes (and I’m guessing on vocab here) to obtain entry goes through a process of using language to unlock a system built on language.  Enter Kinectaspoilt to make the vulnerability probe (more) tangible.  Using the Kinect sensor and a visual translation of the border code that keeps the system secure, a hacker using Kinectaspoilt can test if their code is doing the job via a game-like environment.  The video posted in the link, as noted in the article, really says a lot.