Jan 23 2013

Canadian Computer Science Student Expelled Over Live Site Scan

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Dawson College in Quebec has expelled a computer science student for a “serious professional conduct issue.” Ahmed Al-Khabaz and another student found a security problem in a mobile application used by the school to manage and allow access to student information. When Al-Khabaz initially informed Dawson of the issue, he was told that the problem
would be fixed. The incident escalated when, several days later, Al-Khabaz decided to see if the vulnerability still existed by using a website security scanning tool. The tool is designed to be used with off-line copies of web applications, not on live sites. Dawson deemed Al-Khabaz’s actions an attack and expelled him.

Canadian student expelled for playing security “white hat”

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