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    Pupils 'hack teachers' computers and change grades'


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    He recommended that schools block all access to test and grade data from terminals accessible to students and provide teachers with access to a segregated network.
    So back to the stone ages it would be - not that it's any more secure, where there's a will there's a way.

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    I say this is old news....

    Teachers leave computer unlocked with SIMS (or other MIS system) open with that group mark sheet and if a passerby saw it and "bang" done..

    When i was in college one of the lectors who teach computer security, tort the kids how to get round things... Kids worked out how to change there grade and they all got A* instead of b/c's

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    It doesnt take much to plug in a key logger when someone isnt looking in normal conditions nevermind stopping late after hours.

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    And how a segregated network would have protected the grades in question from a student with inside help from planting a key logger will forever remain a mystery.

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    At my last school, I saw many teachers laptops logged into the MIS system and left in unlocked classrooms. Mind you, it only caused us one problem. One student went in and corrected the spelling of her name. For some reason, I got a bollocking for this and had to change it back to the incorrect spelling.

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    As soon as someone has physical access to a machine which has access to data, you can realistically say that the data can be compromised. The only way to prevent this sort of thing is to lock physical machines away so you can't get to things like USB ports or PS/2 ports.

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