Are you smarter than a third-grader? Because the online education system used by the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia apparently is not, reports the Washington Post. Police say a 9-year-old McLean, Va., boy hacked into the Blackboard Learning System used by the county school system to change teachers' and staff members' passwords, change or delete course content, and change course enrollment. One of the victims was Fairfax Superintendent Jack D. Dale, according to an affidavit filed by a Fairfax detective in Fairfax Circuit Court this week. The boy did not intend to do any serious damage, so the police...

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