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Jean-Francois Mezei jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca
Tue Jan 22 04:23:16 UTC 2013


This article may be of interest:

> http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/01/canadian-student-expelled-for-playing-security-white-hat/

Basically, a Montreal student, developping mobile software to interface
with schools system found a bug. Reported it. And when he tested to see
if the bug had been fixed, got caugh and was expelled.

I the context of this thread, they found a vulnerability in the web
site's archutecture that allowed the to access any student's records.

This is the perfect type of incident you can bring to your boss to
justify proper architecture/security for your web site. "How would you
react if it was your company's name in the headline ?"






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