Case of Privacy Breach by an University

UPDATE 05-07-2020 18:40 PM: Personal Details of students studying under the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) are also publicly accessible and are exposed, as are the details of those studying at any of the constituent colleges, including the most prestigious colleges of the University. UPDATE 05-07-2020 11:00 AM: The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has been notified about the data breach and vulnerability with the Common Weakness Enumeration CWE-284: Improper Access Control. They have acknowledged the receipt of the Vulnerability Report and are in the process of taking appropriate action in co-operation with the concerned authorities. UPDATE 05-07-2020 09:40 …

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IRC Bouncer on a Pi

Internet Relay Chat is one of the original forms of social media. It was once the go-to destination for socializing with online communities. IRC has been around the 80’s and isn’t going to fade away any time soon. The way IRC works is similar to a typical client-server model. IRC servers are hosted all around the globe by many universities, individuals and ISPs. These servers may be organised under ‘networks’. Each IRC network hosts many ‘channels’ which are chat rooms, groups, multi-user conferences, however you may put that. Users use their IRC clients to connect to one of the hundred …

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