Teen Hacker Uncovers Major Flaw In School Software That Revealed 5 Million Records
New Delhi: 18-year-old Bill Demirkapi, a teenaged hacker from the United States, revealed his findings on major vulnerabilities of his school software that exposed millions of sensitive records.
At the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas, Demirkapi presented his findings from three years of scanning school software by Blackboard and Follett which contained serious bugs that would allow a hacker to gain access to student data, Wired reports.
Blackboard’s software particularly exposed 5 million vulnerable records including student grades, immunisation records, cafeteria balance, cryptographically hashed passwords and photos.
In Follett’s software, the bugs would have given a hacker access to student data like grade point average, special education status, number of suspensions, and passwords.