Harvard fixing data security breaches

Monday, 24 January 2005, 12:31 AM EST

Harvard University officials labored yesterday to close computer security breaches disclosed by the campus newspaper, after student reporters showed how other students' ID numbers and prescription drug records could be tapped via the Internet.

Harvard shut down access to a software tool widely used by faculty to survey students, after student reporters from The Harvard Crimson demonstrated how it could be misused to obtain any student or employee's Harvard identification number. The eight-digit ID numbers, printed on identification cards, are widely used by students, staff, and faculty to conduct business on campus.

By Jenna Russell at Boston.com

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