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RIT students participate in cyber hacking competition

November 04, 2017 08:21 PM

Just a few days before this fall's election, Rochester Institute of Technology students tried a little election hacking.

RIT hosted the National Penetration Testing Competition on Saturday. 

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Students are scored on how well they hack in and what kind of plans they develop to make the systems more secure in the future.

RIT reported there is intense demand, and a lot of jobs, for students who master cyber security skills.

They were not breaking into any real networks, the networks were set up just for the competition.

The competition wraps up on Sunday.

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Kayla Green

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