Student Hacker Expelled After Pointing Out Massive Security Flaw

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Description: It appears that a security flaw across Quebec’s higher education system has ended in one student’s expulsion. After exposing a major system weakness Ahmed Al-Khabaz was voted out of his school’s computer science department. Source: FastCompany Date: January 22nd, 2013 Last fall, a 20-year-old computer science student named Ahmed Al-Khabaz at Dawson College in Montreal… Read more »

Google’s data mining raises questions of national security

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Description: Free cloud service providers collect and store massive amounts of personal data. While this data is usually well-protected and secure, given the right incentive, there is no question that hackers could compromise the security of even the largest cloud service providers. So what are governments doing to protect their sensitive data? Source: TheGuardian  Date: October 15,… Read more »