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Cyber Security & Universities: Where’s the Disconnect?

A few years ago my university’s security was compromised by a student burglar who stole several computers, including some used by the faculty. Immediately, the campus police launched an offline and cyber security investigation, found and charged the culprit who is now serving his jail sentence. A spokesperson said that the burglar’s motives might have been academic, meaning he wanted to cheat on a test. Most of us may have … [Read More...]

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Kaspersky Security Firm Admits it Was Hacked

Kaspersky, one of the largest cyber-security firms in the world confirmed that it had been hacked. According to the company, the sophisticated attack stayed away from user information and focused instead on Kaspersky’s own systems and intellectual property. The company has since fixed the hole that allowed for the attack. Kaspersky Lab CEO and founder Eugene Kaspersky wrote, “We discovered an advanced attack on our own internal networks. It was … [Read More...]

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Your Dog’s Name is Not a Good Password

Buster and Champ are great names for dogs. But neither of them make a good online password - especially when those are the names of your dogs! One of the most annoying things you’ll come across on the web is when a website forces you to create a complicated password. You’ve had to do it before—with capitals, and numbers, and special characters. You end up with something like “Beth@ny12”, which looks more like a 12-year-old’s screen name than a … [Read More...]

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Cyber Security & Universities: Where’s the Disconnect?

A few years ago my university’s security was compromised by a student burglar who stole several computers, including some used by the faculty. Immediately, the … [Read More...]

Cyber Security & Universities: Where’s the Disconnect?

A few years ago my university’s security was compromised by a student burglar who stole several computers, including some used by the faculty. Immediately, the campus police launched an offline and cyber … [Read More...]

Major Cyber Attacks Blamed on North Korea

According to PC Pit Stop, North Korea is responsible for two major cyber attacks.  Cyber security analysts believe that North Korea has been stealing crypto-currency, bitcoins, and other digital currency by … [Read More...]

Cyber Security: Good, Better, Best

With some products you buy, the brand name really doesn't matter. Socks, for example. Does anyone really care what brand of socks you wear? The answer is no - especially if you’re wearing jeans and no one can … [Read More...]