Expert committee set up to study UoM website security

The University of Mysore, whose website ( was hacked on August 28, has set an expert committee to conduct a study on the security of the network.

The committee members are said to be Chennai-based professionals. The University is making all out efforts to secure the website through keeping an eye on all its network users.

More than 3,522 people including students, researchers, teaching faculty members use the Wi-Fi facility provided by the varsity. UoM is providing an user id and  login id for all those who register for this facility and every year the PG students must renew their id, researchers need to renew the id once in three years and the passed out  students are not provided this facility.

Hemanth Kumar, UoM Information and Communication department convener, said: “The Wi-Fi facility has a server and around 3000 people use this facility at a time. This   network can be accessed within one km. Wi-Fi is available in all the departments, canteens, hostels, and this is the first time the website has been hacked.”

The chances of misuse of Wi-Fiare high in the university campus as the facility can be used by all those who enter its campus, according to the police and they suspect  that the website must have been hacked on August 28 midnight and have sought the IP address, login id, and other details.

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