NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, May 27, 2005

The Kid in the Lab Posted by Mikko @ 13:53 GMT

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This is Otto Ebeling. He's 16 years old and he's been working in our viruslab for the past two weeks.

In Finland, all 9th-graders have to take a mandatory work reherseal period, where they work in a real company for two weeks, doing real work.

Normally this work reherseal is done in a place like a warehouse or - if you're lucky - at McDonalds.

Otto has a variety of reverse engineering skills, so he contacted us instead, and asked for a job in the viruslab. Which he got. And so he's been writing tools and doing virus analysis for the past weeks. He even published his first virus analysis yesterday.

Now Otto is leaving us and going back to school. We're sure he has a bright future ahead of him.

Thanks Otto, we'll miss you!