|Aim||To find examples of various types of hacking, from life hacking to social hacking|
|Number of participants||any|
|Conditions||The activity needs time as it involves research and implementation. Suitable for groups|
What does hacking mean?
In the first phase the participants do research. Hacking means to make use of a technology or process for a purpose other than intended. Placing a slipper between a door frame and door so it stays open is a form of hacking.
In this first phase the participants look for examples of hacking which can relate to technology but don’t have to.
Life hacks – making everyday life easier
Social hacks – manipulating somebody in a certain way in order to gain access to otherwise restricted information
Game hacks – scoring and achieving targets in a game without following the set rules or intended stages of the game.
IT hacks – breaking into computer systems or programmes in order to misuse them for one’s own purposes
The participants work out examples of different forms of hacking in groups and present them to each other.
|Tags||definition of terms, online security, self-reflection|