Next generation of testers is already nipping at your heels

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Posted on 02/10/2012 in Mobile App Testing by Jamie Saine

“” Teenagers today have been playing on computers for as long as they can remember. Even smartphones have been around for a fairly decent portion of their lives. And now that we’re teaching software development in schools, it’s time to keep an eye on the upcoming competition. Don’t expect these whippersnappers to wait until they’ve gotten a degree to enter the world of testing either – they’re already here, and getting paid. Norwegian teenager, Cim Stordal, has been credited with finding bugs in Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft code. From CNet:

Stordal has made the Google Security Hall of Fame, been credited with disclosing a cross-site scripting bug to Apple, been thanked by Microsoft for disclosing a vulnerability to the company, and received an elite White Hat Visa card from Facebook with $500 credit on it.

“I got a card for a self-persistent XSS [cross-site scripting flaw] at Facebook, and a nonpersistent XSS at Google, Microsoft, and Apple,” he said in a recent Skype interview with CNET. (As a “self-persistent” issue, the bug Stordal disclosed was not exploitable by a third-party because it required a user to take an action to be at risk, according to Facebook.) …


Stordal started looking for vulnerabilities in software when he was 14 years old. “I have always loved being on the PC and I already was programming some C++,” he said. “So I wanted to do something new and I searched around and learned Basic.” …

His next move is looking for vulnerabilities on mobile devices. He’s trying to set up a fuzzer (automated software testing tool) on his iPhone 3GS.

Read the full article at CNet >>>

Cim isn’t alone. The tech world observed a moment of silence in mid-January when Arfa Karim, who became a Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of 9, passed away. And there’s a boy in India who became a Microsoft Certified Professional at age 8.

On top of that, there’s a slew of teenage developers and they’re sure to start spilling over into testing. So make sure you stay curious and keep trying new things, because the next generation of testers is already nipping at your heels.””


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