The pandemic has given us a lot of time on our hands to try out all sorts of tricks. An eight-year has left technical experts speechless with her trick to escape the zoom classes. Kids are quite smart for everyone at this point.
An eight-year-old has conned her school staff and family. Her uncle shared how she did it and she has gone viral after it and her trick as well. This trick of hers helped her to get out of the class for three weeks and it truly is brilliant. It makes it more interesting because an eight-year-old found the trick and used it. Whereas we adults are building applications or making excuses.
Her uncle Mike Piccolo shared the whole story on Twitter in a thread depicting how her eight-year-old niece managed to fool everyone out there “my sister, my brother in law, the teacher, the school’s computer teacher, the principal and Zoom’s support team.” He explained the whole scenario from the start and shared that her sister has three children.
All of them are at home and attending their classes through Zoom because of the pandemic. He shared that everything was going fine until one day her niece’s zoom class stopped working abruptly. Her mother tried for hours to solve the problem but no luck. Ultimately, they thought that there might be a technical glitch in the whole thing.
After two days of trying she gave up and explained to her daughter’s teacher that Zoom would not let her log in. She even tried to rule out the problem of network issue thus, tried to log in from a different house, but no luck. She even spent an hour on the phone with Zoom’s technical support and the teacher. They even made a new meeting link for the whole class in the hope she could access it. But luck was not on her side then also.
Her mother homeschooled her for two weeks as the Zoom problem could not be solved and she did not want her daughter to be left behind. She sent her daughter to her friend’s house where her friend claimed that even her daughter’s account was not working but she was just logging out of the account. Something is fishy.
Mike wrote: “The walls are closing in for my poor unsuspecting niece. My sister’s friend is on to the con at this point. She now secretly watches from the other room where my niece cannot see her. My sister’s friend watches as my niece logs out, then repeatedly types in the wrong password to her account about 20 times. What my niece had figured out is that when you log in with an incorrect password, Zoom will lock your account for a set amount of time.”
He finally explained the main trick and wrote: “The more times you do this, the longer the waiting period for you to get back into Zoom. She also noticed that the error that is presented to a user when they are locked in ‘Incorrect password’ and not ‘your account has been locked’. My niece found the exploit and combined it with her cute 8-year-old face, a face that never could tell a lie much less pull off an elaborate scheme to trick no less than 8 adults for 3 weeks straight.”
Comments such as, “Seriously, legend kid move. Love it,” and “I admire the kid’s hustle and creativity. Really feeling for your sister, brother in law, and her teacher, though. Sounds so exhausting,” were on the thread. But people agreed that the Zoom struggle is real.