* Posts by liz_b

1 post • joined 27 Sep 2019

Pupil mental health monitor promises app rewrite after hardcoded login creds discovered


Rated 1.7

With lots of comments on the failed security, I took a minimal look at the information on the program itself. It advertises itself as being able to track the social environment of the entire school and identify at a glance pupils who need help. Users mostly rated this app with one star on the proprietary marketplace for Android, and the sole five star review is obviously written by a mature adult, as opposed to a user.

I've spent a lifetime in "health", from before questionnaires for mental health became fashionable, and I am well aware of the failures of the format when trying to assess mental health.

I'm still tempted to download it and trial those passwords and see what's inside, because it sounds like "1984".


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