GUWAHATI, Nov 11 - Indrajeet Bhuyan, the 18-year-old security researcher and tech blogger from Guwahati, who has caught the attention of the cyber world by pointing out to the security loopholes in Whatsapp, in the automatic bank passbook printing machine etc., was the youngest speaker at the Ground Zero Summit that concluded recently in Delhi.
Ground Zero Summit is the largest collaborative platform in Asia for cyber security experts and researchers to address emerging cyber security challenges and demonstrate cutting-edge technologies. This has emerged as the exclusive platform in the region providing opportunities to establish and strengthen relationships between corporate, public sector undertakings (PSUs), government departments, security and defence establishments. The summit was organised by the Indian Infosec Consortium (ICC), a not-for-profit organisation formed by leading cyber security professionals of the country.
Indrajeet is currently studying computer science in Assam Don Bosco University (BTech 1st year). The topic of his paper at the conference was �Authentication flaw in Automatic Bank Passbook printing machine.�
Two months back he had found a flaw in bank passbook printing machines using which an attacker can view the bank balance, credit, debit done by a person.
�There were more than 30 speakers from various parts of the world and I was the youngest technical speaker this year. Also I got selected from the entire North-east,� said Indrajeet, adding that he has also been offered jobs by two companies.
It needs to be mentioned here that Infosys has extended an invitation to this young man to deliver a talk on the same topic at a seminar that they will organise.