The federation of teachers reiterates the demand that the Ministry of Education urgently guarantee the safe use of online meeting platforms, or present alternatives for their use, so that teachers and students can develop their work.
The concern with security and privacy has been one of the themes raised by several organizations regarding the use in telework and in the telescope, or in the more interactive methods of distance classes.
The Directorate-General for Education has released some rules that can increase security levels when using digital platforms, with recommendations for users.
The National Union of Higher Education (SNESup) also warned of problems related to data protection and security in the use of distance learning platforms.
"At this moment, videos with undue recording of classes are circulating on the Internet, demonstrating that our appeals were well founded. If there is something that this experience also demonstrates that the technology has several flaws (and not only security)", indicates the union .
The union talks about data protection and safeguarding information by appealing to its members to "pay special attention to platforms that request Microsoft Office 365 credentials, or other institutional and personal credentials", claiming that these "may be migrating the your authentication data for external platforms ".
Last weekend, after the decision of the Council of Ministers to proceed with online classes, the National Data Protection Commission had warned of the risks of privacy, leaving some recommendations in an extensive document.
It should be remembered that several organizations have warned of the risks of the platforms, even banning the use of Zoom, where some security flaws have been identified, and even data theft.
The National Cybersecurity Center, questioned by Lusa about the interference of "youtubers" on the platforms used in education, considered that this intruder is due to "taking advantage of possible session configurations".
"The behavior and what is reported does not translate into a failure of systems or cybersecurity, but rather the taking advantage of possible configurations of sessions on platforms that, associated with malicious human behavior, allow interference in the own", reported the CNCS.
As an example, the center explained, "if the session is not properly configured, and if a participant shares the session access codes with third parties, this will interfere with the normal functioning of the session".
"In this sense, it should be noted that no fact points to the fact that access data to sessions can originate from stolen data or information, dealing only with malicious behaviors that take advantage of less appropriate configurations of sessions on 'Web' conference platforms. and distance learning ", replied the CNCS insisting on the need to apply safety recommendations.