Hacking for grades causes a stir

Among the most colorful odds and ends from the blogosphere this week is the tale of a university professor who sent his students off to do a little attack reconnaissance.

Over the last few days, handlers at the Bethesda, Md.-based SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) have shined a pretty harsh spotlight on this fellow, who they've nicknamed "Professor Packetslinger."

The professor apparently didn't require that students get permission before trying to penetrate someone's Internet server. The university has decided not to take action as long as students keep their probes out of its systems.

The handlers, who have kept the professor's identity anonymous along with that of his university, say the assignment encourages illegal behavior. Security Blog Log: Hacking for grades causes a stir

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 4th March 2006 12:02AM