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I.D. Fraud Hits Colleges

The card systems that form the backbone of most college campuses has come under scrutiny recently after a self-described hacker, Billy Hoffman, published a guide on how to hack into his school’s card system. Hoffman, who is better known on the web as Adicus, and his “research” partner Virgil Griffith were scheduled to discuss vulnerabilities of the Blackboard Transaction System at a recent annual hacking convention known as Interz0ne. Hoffman attends the Georgia Institute of Technology and Griffith is a student at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Prior to this presentation, Hoffman published an article, “CampusWide Wide Open”, on the same topic in a recent issue of 2600 magazine. Moments before their scheduled talk, the head of the conference was served with a cease-and-desist letter from Blackboard’s attorneys. Blackboard, better known as CampusWide, OneCard, or BuzzCard, is the most popular card system on college campuses. It is a localized debit-card system linked and databased to everything from building entrances to laundry, snack machines and dining halls. According to Tony Salerno, Cornell dining system manager, the University adopted the Diebold card system in 1991 for unspecified reasons. Security was a non-issue at that time. Full Story

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