Professor criticized for online attack test

A final practical test for a computer security class has network administrators up in arms.

According to handlers at the SANS Institute, a professor at a university (both have been promised anonymity) has assigned his students homework requiring them to perform attack reconnaissance on an Internet server. The assignment could result in the students breaking laws, as the professor is not requiring that the students first get permission.

The SANS Institute criticized the professor, who they dubbed "Professor Packetslinger," saying that the assignment, which is worth 15 percent of the final grade, could result in students being referred to the Student Dean of Corrections. The university has decided not to take action, unless students scan its systems. Professor criticized for online-attack test

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