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FreeHour Gets 4 Students Arrested For Exposing Security Flaws On Their App

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Four University of Malta computer science students who discovered a security flaw in Malta’s largest student application, FreeHour, are being investigated by the police.


From left to right: Michael Debono, Luke Bjorn Scerri, Luke Collins and Giorgio Grigolo who were arrested after trying to warn a popular student app about security flaws. Photo: Daniel Tihn



The students had identified a flaw that could lead to a potential leak of users’ private data, including email addresses, location data, and control of their Google calendars.