Student Hacks Cripple $1 billion L.A. iPad Initiative

By Steven Caponi

In a stunning example of students besting their teachers, within days of receiving new school issued iPad, more than 300 Los Angeles students hacked through protective measures placed on the Apple tablets, giving them complete access to features — including Facebook, Twitter and other apps — that should otherwise have been blocked.  It appears students managed to bypass the security lock on the device by deleting a personal profile preloaded in the settings. Revelations of the massive hack all but brought a highly publicized $1 billion initiative to place iPads in the hands of nearly 650,000 students.

Tom Kaneshige of CIO has an informative article discussing the incident.

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