It’s amazing how easily malware exploits systems. Dr. Fred Cohen wrote his PhD dissertation on the idea of a virus back in 1984. It was published in 1985. The university found the dissertation profound and initially ridiculous until Dr. Cohen demonstrated his idea. This was around the time of the Morris worm. As soon as the academics saw the potential of a virus, it scared the hell out of them.
Hacker Highschool (HHS) is an ever-growing collection of lessons written to the teen audience and covering specific subjects that are timely, interesting, and important for teens. The non-profit ISECOM researches and produces the Hacker Highschool Project as a series of lesson workbooks written and translated by the combined efforts of volunteers world wide. The result of this research are books based on how teens learn best and what they need to know to be better hackers, better students, and better people.