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LJ Is Everywhere

Past few days its been in the news that a professor at Western Washington University assigned his students their 3rd assignment:
You are to perform a remote security evaluation of one or more computer systems. The evaluation should be conducted over the Internet, using tools available in the public domain.

The university found out, did not stop it, and told the students if they tried this against any institution owned computers they would be punished.

Reading http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid14_gci1170509,00.html from a news alert on LiveJournal led me to niralisse who is in the class and wrote an entry about the assignment. Small world eh.


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Mar. 3rd, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
That is a totally irresponsible and outrageous assignment. Thats like testing the security of your neighbors by trying to open their doors and windows.
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