The Chronicle for Higher Education: A Vulnerability in Proctoring Software Should Worry Colleges, Experts Say

January 6, 2022

A vulnerability detected last year in an online-proctoring software used by more than 2,000 American colleges is raising new alarm bells for experts, who say that too many institutions — eager to assure the academic integrity of online assessments — have failed to evaluate those platforms and weigh the risk of cyberattacks. 

“Security experts and cybersecurity experts have been talking about this being a concern” with online proctoring, “but it really hasn’t been reflected in the general conversation,” said Calli Schroeder, a privacy lawyer with the Electronic Privacy Information Center. And that’s “detrimental.”

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