Jun 262018
 June 26, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Derek Healey reports:

Education Scotland is facing “very difficult questions” after being forced to order a hard reset of all passwords across its national digital learning platform following a major security breach.

An email distributed to headteachers and seen by The Courier has revealed how management called for all log-ins to be scrapped after it emerged children had been encouraged in schools to share credentials with their parents.

Good grief. This sounds really serious:

The service, which is hosted on the Glow learning platform, also allows users, regardless of whether they go to the same school, to view each other’s full name, school, interests, friends and email address.

Access to the app was locked down temporarily after an investigation by The Courier revealed how the Scottish Government’s own impact report had concluded it was vulnerable to individuals looking to find children and “do them harm”.

Read more on The Courier.

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