Nearly half of education-vendor websites tested had security problems, audit reveals

Nichole Dobo writes:

Nearly half of the more than 1,200 education technology vendor websites used by teachers and students, and checked in an October audit, did not include a secure log-in, according to a new survey.

This makes these programs vulnerable to a security breach – a school leader’s nightmare.

“We want people to fix this,” said Bill Fitzgerald, director of the Privacy Initiative at Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that provides tools to help schools and parents assess the merits of technology and media use. “We don’t want to talk about encryption. We want to talk about pedagogy.”

Amen, Bill, amen!

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