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rfnut
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Re: Student146;s Expulsion Exposes Computer Science Culture Gap

said by exocet_cm:

I read a portion of the article, maybe I missed it.

He was hired by a company, who developed software for the school he was attending, to conduct a security scan on the software (in use by his school), found a vulnerability, reported it to the company and school, and the school kicked him out?

I think there is more to the story. Sounds like it started with what you said, then the school said to stop looking into it, while it was being fixed. The student continued "testing" it on his own with school resources after being told to stop. I am not defending the school, or its policies, but I do feel that the school may have had a reason and does not necessarily have to defend its position against knee jerk news reporting on the internet with immediate responses. By the time the school releases its reasons, right or wrong, this will have dropped off the main news and it will be on page 10.


DarkLogix
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You're just inventing a possible scenario.

The student was working for someone else and that someone else likely didn't give a care about if the school said to stop.
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