Security pros question teacher's conviction

Security experts have voiced concerns this week over a Norwich, Conn. substitute teacher's conviction on charges that she endangered her pupils when the students saw pornographic popups that appeared on her schoolroom computer.

While prosecutors maintained that the teacher visited pornographic Web sites while at work and wondered why she didn't just turn off the computer, a forensics expert testified that an innocent hairstyling Web site that the teacher had visited installed spyware on her computer and led to the pop-up pornographic ads, according to an article in the Norwich Bulletin. Moreover, police investigators apparently did little forensics investigation on the computer and the school did not maintain the security software on the systems that could have prevented the spyware from installing, according to reports on the case. Security pros question teacher's conviction

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 16th January 2007 11:45PM