A controversial remote administration program that a Pennsylvania school
district installed on student-issued laptops contains a security hole that put
the students at risk of being spied on by people outside the school, according
to a security firm that examined the software.
The LANrev program contains a vulnerability that would allow someone using
the same network as one of the students to install malware on the laptop that
could remotely control the computer. An intruder would be able to steal data
from the computer or control the laptop webcam to snap surreptitious pictures.