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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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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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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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Do Not Let Employees Bring IoT Devices into Your Workplace

Do Not Let Employees Bring IoT Devices into Your Workplace

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are notorious for their lack of security features, making them attractive to hackers who can use them as soft access points to reach critical systems on the wider corporate network. In addition, these devices may be invisible to corporate IT administrators. For these reasons alone, companies should forbid employees from […]

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