WA: Student finds ‘back door’ in YCS program
Megan Hansen reports:
Yelm Community Schools shut down its computer account system Skyward after a student discovered a potential security breach.
“A student showed us a back door,” said Director of Technology Dennis Wallace. “We immediately shut down access to Skyward.”
Skyward is a computer account system that the school, students and parents can access which contains the students’ personal information, schedule, grades and lunch balance.
Wallace said the student found a way to gain access into the account system and immediately informed his teacher.
The district’s technology department called the student in to question the breach.
They then fixed it and had the student try and gain access again. He did and the school had to go back in and fix it again.
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