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The Secret Lives of Hackers

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Title:

The Secret Lives of Hackers

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvcy-sci-slhackers/the-secret-lives-of-hackers/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

Learn about different types of hackers with this video from the NOVA Cybersecurity Lab. Hacking is solving problems in creative or unexpected ways. Hacks have been used for everything from Galileo’s telescope to Apollo 13. Similarly, there are many reasons that people hack computers. Some are just curious about how systems work, others hack to find and fix security flaws before they are exploited by criminals. Some hackers have bad intentions fueled by greed, attention, or rebellion. There are some hackers who have good intentions, but use questionable methods of getting information. “Hacking” isn’t good or bad – it depends on how and why people hack. This video comes with discussion questions. This video can be played during a lesson discussing the ethical ramifications of malicious hacking and its impact on society.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
17) Discuss the ethical ramifications of malicious hacking and its impact on society.

Examples: Dissemination of privileged information, ransomware.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • discuss malicious hacking.
  • discuss ethical ramifications of malicious hacking.
  • discuss the impacts on society of malicious hacking.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • white hat hacking
  • black hat hacking
  • information
  • ransomware
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that not all people use technology in a legal or ethical manner.
  • that software and processes are created to elicit personal data for negative purposes.
  • that the negative behaviors associated with technology have impacts on society.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify malicious hacking.
  • discuss ethical ramifications of malicious hacking.
  • discuss the impacts on society of malicious hacking.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • that not all people use technology in a legal or ethical manner.
  • that software and processes are created to elicit personal data for negative purposes.
  • that the negative behaviors associated with technology have impacts on society.
Tags: cyber security, digital tools, ethical, hacking, internet
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AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Stephanie Carver