$1.5m 'hacker's heaven' for poly students

Thursday, 1 July 2004, 12:58 AM EST

Homework gets a little unusual for some students at the Singapore Polytechnic, which has set up a $1.5 million computer centre so they can hack into it and make it crash.

The Network Operations Centre launched yesterday, just in time for the new term starting next week, will be a virtual 'hacker's heaven' since students will be encouraged to penetrate the systems there.

It gives them hands-on experience on dealing with system recovery, should there be a power failure like the one on Tuesday night which could lead to massive data loss.

By Ho Ka Wei at The Straits Times

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