Not only is he the sweetest man on Earth, he's smart too. Really smart. The smartest person I know. Seriously. The only reason I'm keeping this blog somewhat anonymous is not to embarrass him in the event that I say or do something stupid. Because he's going places. He's really great at what he does and has been getting some much deserved recognition lately. There was even a local press release about his research in the local news a few days ago. I'm so proud of him. I want to link to the story, but for his sake I won't. But here are the good parts from the article.
"... recently discovered what is being called "a significant software vulnerability" that could allow hackers the ability to gain entry to computer control systems of numerous industries and potentially threaten national security."
"We know that this software exists in very critical infrastructures in the U.S... Through his research, ... demonstrated how it was possible to obtain unauthorized access to the control system in just a few seconds. He then discovered how to break every encoded password in the system and how to bypass password security altogether."
See I told y'all he was a good guy hacker.
This is what his major professor had to say: "... is one of the most technical students we have and a real asset to the department of computer science and engineering. He now also has proven himself to be an asset to the federal government."Like I said, my husband is awesome.