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School that expelled student hacker may have ignored 16-month-old security flaw

LinuxSecurity.com: It’s tough not to feel pangs of sympathy for Hamed Al-Khabaz, the 20-year-old aspiring computer scientist who was expelled from Dawson College after exposing a security flaw in the school’s academic portal. Whether Al-Khabaz deserved his punishment is certainly worth questioning, though it’s also worthwhile to ask why the college hadn’t bothered to fix a flaw in its public-facing Web server 16 months after it had first been reported.

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