Entrepreneur :14 years Pakistani young hacker
At the age of 14, most children see good grades in school as a major achievement. Mohammad Shahzad, aged 14 years simply do not agree with those modest standards.
Really put the bar high for his peers, the security researcher and ethical hacker “from Lahore only recently discovered that Google had introduced him in the hall of fame to highlight the numerous security holes in one of the Google acquisition operations.
Do not let that fool you in spite of his age. Mohammad Shahzad like the average teenager may look like, but actually quite ethical hacker accomplished. Shahzad exposure to the field of piracy after enticing prejudice to the e-mail account of his father. Since then there has been no looking back. He began to spend
most of his time looking for vulnerabilities in software and clock taught himself to be a security researcher.
Aside from being a whiz kid, Mhammad Shahzad is a guitarist and food lovers. He said in response to a question about what the future holds for him was his dream university to do from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
When quizzed on how exactly it becomes old 14-year-old mastered it in the security of software piracy, said Mhammad Shahzad incident from his childhood. “At a very early age I had internet facility, and a one-day e-mail account and my parents got a break. That was the time when I heard the word ‘hack’ for the first time. I promised my father to achieve this account again, and I can not do that, but this was no excuse for me to get introduced to a whole new world. “
As ethical hacker, Mhammad Shahzad find vulnerabilities (weaknesses) in programs and refers them to the companies in order to ensure greater security. When asked about other computer-related fields, Shahzad said, “I’m good with web applications and I’ve been doing some freelancing projects for PHP, but I realized that I must follow what I love to do and continue to do so.”
Despite his young age, this is the second time that helped Muhammad Shahzad Google to make its programs more secure. “When I was 12, I found it was Android 4.4 lock bypass the robot does not VRP at that time, so what I got was just appreciation letter.”
Google is currently working to patch up some of the weaknesses pointed
Muhammad Shahzad, and then you may receive a reward from Google. But that Muhammad Shahzad does not mean much. “To be able to represent Pakistan in the global arena, and is listed with researc
hers doubling am enough of a reward in itself,” he says.
Aside from Google, said Mhammad Shahzad also many gaps for Apple, which has been mentioned in their hall of fame page twice.
Mhammad Shahzad believes the technology industry in the country and a bright future, but the current sluggish growth. “Many emerging companies simply do to make money, instead of looking to make a difference in people’s lives,” he said.
He continued to add that the incubators, such as Plan9 on and doing a good job, but do not provide sufficient guidance to entrepreneurs. While one can not be sure when Pakistani-tech industry will choose in the end, but it is safe to say that with young people like Mhammad Shahzad, the future looks bright.
Shahzad portfolio is more decorated than most people in the technology industry. Before mentioned by Google, he was also featured in the Hall of Fame from Microsoft, Apple, eBay, and Twitter. He also worked as an intern in Plan9 Web Tester penetration in Design Burg and designer. It has also submitted a request for starting Plan9 incubator on his idea to own startup. Because of his expertise in the area of security and ethical research chipping, and has been invited NUST and UET Pakistan’s leading universities, to appear as a guest. It was also included in the annual feature of our “high achievers 25 TechJuice under the age of 25.” For the future, it has targeted the Master in Information Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Google has always promoted people to reporting errors and weaknesses in their products and help them better. Hall of Fame includes more than 1,000 people who have contributed to making Google products safer. Very recently, Google revealed that they came from the $ 550,000 for Android security researchers.
We will leave you a parting Mhammad Shahzad advice: “Do not go for the money, but instead of going to learn first, and money can buy you a bed, but it will not buy sleep.” I would listen to him if I were you.
Personal Bio and Info Summary
My specialty is in Web Server’s security, The security is probably the most
important thing for a company to test before launching their website, I’ve been testing and breaking the securities of Microsoft, Google, Apple, DropBox, eBay, MediaFire and other tech giants. I’ve a experience in Search Engine Optimization too in which I ranked on a high competition keyword.
So Muhammad is a boy, who is 14 years old and have a keen interest in the field of Cyber Security. Muhammad is currently studying in grade 7 and started his career since he was in grade 4. He is studying in Beaconhouse School System and got awarded as Pakistan Ideal at the same age by GEO TV. He also got featured on some other famous Pakistani TV channels such as Dunya TV in Hasb-e-Haal as well as Mazaak Raat, PTV World as a Guest in a morning show, SAMAA News etc, and has been working very hard for his country.
Muhammad has also been participating to spread security awareness among the ordinary people so they can know more about it, he was recently speaker at Cyber Secure Pakistan 2015 conference and gave a talk on Secure Socket Layer (SSL) famous vulnerabilities.
He has been also getting good grades, and working as a Security Consultant at Bramerz and managing security of all of its client’s website. He have been giving great performance and working hard, being honest with his work and work doesn’t feels like a work when its of our interest!
Honors & Awards
Got listed in Google Hall of Fame for reporting several security vulnerabilities in their Web Applications and getting them fixed.
I’ve been stated as “Shining Example for Youth” by the government, Punjab Information Technology Board. The reason behind this was the achievements I got at a young age which really impressed them and might have not been done in history in Cyber Security field.
I have been awarded as Pakistan Ideal by GEO TV because of my achievements which I have been getting during my small age. I have been rewarded by many of big companies like Microsoft, Apple, Twitter etc and I am the youngest Pakistani getting rewards from them.
I got featured on their web: http://dunyanews.tv/index.php/en/Technology/216763-Pakistans-child-prodigy-praised-for-ethical-hacki
I was invited as a Guest in a show on PTV World.
I reported a Cross-Site-Scripting (XSS) vulnerability to Microsoft on its main domain which led to further exploitation, as a reward they issued me a certificate and listed my name in their Hall of Fame page.
Link to the page: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc308575.aspx
I reported a some SSL vulnerabilities to Apple and as a reward they listed me on their Hall of Fame page.
Link to the page: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201536
I reported a Flash XSS bug to MediaFire and they issued me a certificate.
I reported some SSL vulnerabilities to Twitter and for appreciating me they listed me on their Hall of Fame page made on Hackerone.
I reported some XSS bugs to eBay and they listed my name on eBay’s official Hall of Fame page.
Link to the page: http://ebay.com/securitycenter/ResearchersAcknowledgement.html
I reported several vulnerabilities and they listed my name on their Hall of Fame page.
I talked in Cyber Secure Pakistan conference held in NUST-SEECS, I talked on Secure Socket Layer and the major vulnerabilities which were introduced recently, and how did they worked etc.
I gave a lecture to P.H.D scholars in the university.
I was called by the Regional Director of my school and he awarded me with a appreciation letter and some other things.
I was featured in Hasb-e-Haal show, on 16 August, 2015.
“He is Muhammad Shahzad, a self-taught and prodigious talent that is earning laurels for Pakistan from global tech firms for all the right reasons. Even local channels here caught wind of him and he has been featured most recently in Hasb-e-Haal among many different programs in Samaa, Geo, PTV to name a few.”
I received Acknowledgement Letter from ESET for reporting Clickjacking to them.
I had a meeting with the Minister of Education and I was given a Certificate of Appreciation.
GOOGLE HALL OF FAME
MOHAMMD SHAHZAD FB PROFILE LINK
SHSHZAD YOUSAF (FATHER)
— Darjat (@darjatmd) June 30, 2016