University IT network wide open to hackers, CCTV networks can be compromised

University IT network wide open to hackers

Email passwords and MSN Messenger Conversations easily accessible.  CCTV networks can be compromised.  University says colleges' drive to cut costs could compromise security.

Patrick Foster
Roger Waite

Computer networks across the University lie wide open to hackers, due to serious failings in IT security provision.

An investigation by The Oxford Student has learnt that CCTV cameras, email passwords and MSN Messenger conversations can be compromised with ease by members of the University with only a modicum of technical knowledge, jeapardising the privacy and safety of students and dons alike.

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