Ahmed Al-Khabaz, the student that has been expelled from Dawson College because of an unauthorized intrusion in the college's systems to check whether a flaw he recently discovered in its student web portal was fixed, has not been reinstated.
nCircle announced the Device Profiler 4000 (DP 4000), a high performance vulnerability scanning appliance designed to support vulnerability scanning requirements including web application and SCAP configuration scanning.
When 20-year-old Ahmed Al-Khabaz, a computer science student at Montreal’s Dawson College, discovered a critical flaw in his college's student web portal, he decided it was his "moral duty" to share the discovery with the institution's leaders so that the bug can be fixed before doing serious harm.
Where 2012 was a period of great innovation amongst cybercriminals and hackers – many of whom keenly develop new and hybridized attack vectors that build on a constantly expanding range of extensible code environments seen running on Windows and Apple Mac platforms - 2013 is likely to go down in the darkware IT history books as a period of consolidation.
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