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Duke recognizes responsible disclosure

Researchers sometimes discover security vulnerabilities with university systems and networks, and Duke recognizes the value of identifying and remediating these issues, in accordance with the university’s responsible disclosure policy found here: Responsible Disclosure Policy and Guidance.

We'd like to recognize Steven Hampton for efforts in uncovering a database credential leak via source disclosure as well as an input sanitization issue within two different Duke University websites, alerting the IT Security Office of the issue and working with Duke IT security staff to remediate it. Efforts such as these ensure a more secure environment for all our users.

Steven Hampton is a security researcher who can be contacted here:


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