Re: what are your country`s requirements for privacy in schools?
C. Gatzemeier wrote:
What about happy MAC spoofing?
When I find them they get a job, or possibly a shallow grave in a lime
pit. Depends on how bad a mood I'm in :-)
But your right it could well end up being an issue, especially with the
features creep on moblie phones and the increasing popularity of handhelds.
Think I'd look for openswan or openvpn.
Its a possibility, but you have to balance all of the issues, if you
make the security too tight people will start using shortcuts around it,
such as leaving one account or one machine open and a kid jumps on it
and starts messing at which point a vpn is useless. There are also all
kinds of 'fun' that can be had with vpns especially with teachers that
arnt in the least technical.
Teaching the staff about good security practises such as alphanumeric
passwords that are changed regularly and are never written down, coupled
with levels of network, server side security and human monitoring will
give you better security than a magic bullet solution.
On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament],
'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the
right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of
confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.