GCBulletin- Titans star Jarryd Hayne had nothing to do with an embarrassing pornography gaffe as he was giving a presentation to high school students on the Gold Coast yesterday, say internet security experts.
Hayne was talking on cyber bullying and security to students at Robina State High in an event organised by internet security company Norton, when pornographic images appeared on a big screen after an open Wi-Fi network was accessed.
The network had been set up to show students how information, including any images displayed on websites they browsed, could be captured and displayed when using free Wi-Fi.
In the ultimate irony, the network was accessed by an unknown user who browsed a site displaying pornographic images that were then flashed in front of hundreds of teenagers watching the presentation.
TFW you're on stage and an auditorium full of teenagers is staring at you like you're a big ol' pervert...
In all seriousness, this was probably the best way to show a bunch of high school kids the dangers of cyberbullying and the importance of online security. I'm like 99% sure it was just a stunt pulled by a technologically savvy evil genius that realized you have to keep your network open to properly give a seminar on open networks, but it will serve as quite the lesson for these kids once they stop nervously laughing at snapshots of genitals. If there's one thing (there literally is only one thing) I know about high schoolers it's that they - under no circumstances - want you seeing the contents of their cell phone.
That's why I'm pretty sure this entire tutorial was completely meaningless in the first place. Surely the increasingly sexualized youth of America knows how to keep their dick pics under online lock-n-key better than their forefathers. Either way, if they weren't slapping a password on everything that could potentially be embarrassing in the wrong hands before then they will certainly be a little more careful about connecting to random WiFi's now that they got a first hand look at an "expert" getting hacked.
I feel bad for Jarryd Hayne because that's as awkward as a public appearance can possibly get for a professional athlete, but if he was really looking to make a difference then he would have had pictures of his junk flashing across the projector. You want to get teenagers to pay attention during an assembly? Make them think that if they don't they could be at risk of full frontal humiliation in front of each and everyone of their peers. That will certainly get their attention more than all 6 pictures taken of Jarryd Hayne during his brief NFL career.
P.S. Still less embarassing than his former team's run defense....