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Student Benjamin Blouin Hacks School's Site, Forwards to Porn Video

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A Florida State University student is facing felony charges after he tried to prove a point by hacking the school’s wireless network and re-routing users to a porn site.

Benjamin Blouin, 26, said he was trying to prove that the network had security flaws.

He was arrested on March 1 for manipulating the networking and forcing users to be directed from the university’s homepage to a site featuring two men having sex, called meatspin.com.

It is unknown how long it lasted or how many users were forwarded to the video, but Blouin estimated it was about 30 minutes long.

Blouin was a computer engineering student and said it was his latest attempt to notify the school that they had dangerous security flaws in their network.

“Anybody’s identity, while they’re logged onto that network, could be at risk,” he said.

He denied that he intentionally sent people to the graphic site, saying it was a default option on a hacking “app.”

Though he was arrested, it seems the school listened to his demands.

Florida State University Panama City upgraded their networks to require users to provide a login and password for Internet access.

Blouin is pleased they have updated their security.

“That’s how it should be,” he said, after being suspended from the school. “That’s how it is on every campus.”

NYDaily