Zack Whittaker reports:
Turns out, according to one student security researcher, they’re not.
Eighteen-year-old Bill Demirkapi, a recent high school graduate in Boston, Massachusetts, spent much of his latter school years with an eye on his own student data. Through self-taught pen testing and bug hunting, Demirkapi found several vulnerabilities in a his school’s learning management system, Blackboard, and his school district’s student information system, known as Aspen and built by Follett, which centralizes student data, including performance, grades, and health records.
The former student reported the flaws and revealed his findings at the Def Con security conference on Friday.
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