A case of breach of trust occurred in March 2005. Harvard Business School administration said that as a result of unauthorized intrusions, it planned to reject 119 applicants who followed a crackerÂ’s instructions to break into the schoolÂ’s admission Internet site to see whether they had been accepted into the university. The behavior was cited by the schoolÂ’s administration as being unethical and breaching trust. Other universities took similar punitive approaches to such breaches, including Carnegie Mellon UniversityÂ’s Tepper School of Business. These universities and others similarly affected used the ApplyYourself online application and notification software.
See Also: Cracker.
See Trust in Computer
(1) In directory services, a trust is the passing of the rights of one group to another. See trust relationship.
(2) A computer system that is secure. See trusted computer system.
(3) The belief that a document or message has not been tampered with and that it is coming from the person indicated and not forged in any manner. See digital signature.
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