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Author: Nathan Muller

School Systems Have More to Worry About than Just COVID

School Systems Have More to Worry About than Just COVID

The resurgence of COVID-19 poses a challenge to school systems planning to reopen in the fall. But this may not be the only concern facing school administrators… The FBI recently issued a nationwide Private Industry Notification (PIN) alert to K-12 schools, warning that cyber criminals will be trying to spread file-encrypting ransomware by exploiting security […]

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Facial Recognition Companies Forced to Look in the Mirror

Facial Recognition Companies Forced to Look in the Mirror

Until last month, facial recognition technology seemed to be on a relentless march toward public acceptance. After all, the technology is already in use by police departments and governments worldwide, so there was a growing sense among the public of its inevitable spread and continued development despite occasional warnings of its dangers to civil liberties. […]

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Senate Committee Threatens Internet Privacy Protections of all Americans

Senate Committee Threatens Internet Privacy Protections of all Americans

The Senate Judiciary Committee is conducting hearings on a bill that would strong arm companies that use encryption into altering their technologies to make them “subpoena compatible.” Under the proposed legislation – Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) – Internet technology companies would be forced to hand over user information upon […]

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Gartner Offers Advice on Solving the Challenges of Remote Access

Gartner Offers Advice on Solving the Challenges of Remote Access

A recently released report by a leading research and advisory company, sheds light on why many companies are having a difficult time implementing remote work programs for their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stamford, Connecticut based Gartner, notes that over the past 20 years, enterprises relied on Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies to enable remote […]

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Conference Hacking During Pandemic on the Rise – and a Crime

Conference Hacking During Pandemic on the Rise – and a Crime

As the country finds new ways of communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to online conferencing platforms like Zoom to stay in touch with family and friends, as well as colleagues at remote work locations, while sheltering in place. Zoom Bombing Zoom claims 200 million daily users worldwide, but according to the […]

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The Continuing Android Security Conundrum

The Continuing Android Security Conundrum

How long do Android smartphones and tablets continue to receive security updates after they’re purchased? The answer: two years. And that’s assuming the device was purchased when it was first released. Even security updates for Google’s own Pixel devices max out at three years. Since many users hang on to their Android devices for much […]

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FBI Releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

FBI Releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its year-end 2019 Internet Crime Report, which includes information from 467,361 complaints of suspected Internet crime, with reported losses in excess of $3.5 billion. Among the most common crime types reported by victims in 2019 were Business Email Compromise (BEC), Tech Support Fraud, and extortion via […]

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Tech Companies, Courts and Congress Tussle Over Facial Recognition

Tech Companies, Courts and Congress Tussle Over Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is a technology that attempts to verify the identity of a selected individual by comparing his or her facial features with digital images of faces stored in a comprehensive database. The technology is already in widespread use by companies, intelligence agencies and police departments, allowing them to identify virtually anyone within a matter […]

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