Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Security and Blackboard

...the online course management system Blackboard, not the one that instructors literally write on. Apparently it's insecure enough that a 9-year-old student in my K-12 school district was able to grant himself administrative privileges, according to this article in the Washington Post. I'd be interested in knowing what was actually exploited, but since the software is developed under a closed source model, I doubt the general public will find out the details of the problem, even if it is fixed.

See my previous extended write-up on Blackboard here.

1 comment:

  1. Just subscribed to your blog William after seeing your posts on Sun Ray Users mailing list. Lots of interesting reading here - keep posting! :)