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Canadian College Student Points Out Major Security Flaw, Obviously Gets Expelled for Doing So [UPDATED]

When 20-year-old Dawson College computer science student Ahmed Al-Khabaz found a security flaw in his college's software that put in jeopardy the personal information of more than 250,000 students, he did what any conscientious person would do -- he warned the school. Then, obviously, the school did what anyone would have done -- they expelled Al-Khabaz for a "serious professional conduct issue," and gave him zeros in all his classes so he can't get in to any other colleges. Makes sense. A student points out a security flaw that could have ruined the lives of his fellow students, why wouldn't you ruin his? Stay classy, Dawson College.

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