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Re: Student expelled from Montreal college after finding vulnerability that compromised security of 250, 000
From: Benji <me () b3nji com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:45:35 +0000

Arbitrary moral compass? Amazing.

Please, explain the morals behind finding a bug, reporting it, getting a slap on the a wrist, and then running a vuln 
scanner against the site? If his true intent was to see if it was fixed, I would suggest that he checked it with the 
finesse, logic and precision that I would expect from a baby with a hammer.

Morals would tell you to ask, logic would tell you to ask, common sense would tell you to ask before the last step, 
especially after being told off and AGREEING to the colleges code of conduct aka morals. If he didn't agree with them 
he shouldn't have agreed to them.

'My banks interest rates seem immoral, I will only pay 6%'. Let me know how that logic works out for you.

Pretending that this guy is more than an idiot is astounding.

Do you want your university students to follow the law, or does the law not matter if the morals behind it are fine in 
someone's opinion?

'I robbed the bank and shot the guard, but don't worry it was to keep up on my mortgage payments to house my family'

Who uses Acunetix anyway?

As far as I can tell, this argument is now debating opinion which is inherently stupid. 

Sent from my lack of morals, and about 3 cans of taurine/caffeine


On 25 Jan 2013, at 22:29, Dan Ballance <tzewang.dorje () gmail com> wrote:

My point being, a degree in computer science should reflect the student's ability in computer science - not 
compliance with some arbirary moral compass dreamt up in a university board somewhere.

Who gave these university beaurocrats the power to exclude this young person from the education system?  Why is their 
moral compass deemed to be correct?  I thought university lecturers held positions due to their talents in their 
respective susbjects - not becuase of their ability to implement social policy?

On 25 Jan 2013 17:40, "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader () gmail com> wrote:
On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu> wrote:
On Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:57:51 +0000, Dan Ballance said:

...

Doesn't matter if he ends up a corporate knob or a freedom fighter.  If
he says "I promise to XYZ" you want him to be trustworthy on said promise.

You might want to ask the guys in Anonymous who got ratted out by one
of their own how they feel about the word "trustworthy" regarding the
rat who said "I promise not to rat you out".
:)

There is no honor among thieves (or corporations, or lawyers, or...)
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