EduTech Spyware is Still Spyware: Proctorio Edition


Spyware written for educational institutions to flex their muscles of control over students and their families when learning from their home computer is still, categorically, spyware.

Depending on your persuasion, the previous sentence sounds like either needless pedantry, or it reads like tautology. But we need to be clear on our terms.

  1. Educational spyware is still spyware.

  2. Spyware is categorized as a subset of malware.

When vulnerabilities are discovered in malware, the normal rules of coordinated disclosure are out of scope. Are we clear?