Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Monday January 21, 2013

College Expels Student For Finding Security Flaw

What's that you say? You found a security flaw in your school's computer system that affects over 250,000 students? Thanks....you're expelled.

Ahmed Al-Khabaz, a 20-year-old computer science student at Dawson and a member of the school’s software development club, was working on a mobile app to allow students easier access to their college account when he and a colleague discovered what he describes as "sloppy coding" in the widely used Omnivox software which would allow "anyone with a basic knowledge of computers to gain access to the personal information of any student in the system, including social insurance number, home address and phone number, class schedule, basically all the information the college has on a student."

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