Scheduled wireless network maintenance – Commonwealth campuses

On Thursday, 5-31-18, during the standard EIT maintenance window, ENCS will be upgrading the firmware on wireless infrastructure. This maintenance will disrupt wireless service to all buildings at Penn State’s Commonwealth campuses, excluding residence halls, for approximately 30 minutes. Reference ServiceNow CHG0049650. more…

Update: Ai Squared Fusion (JAWS and ZoomText) License Server Maintenance

This maintenance has been moved to Tuesday, May 29, between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. more…

Sucuri is Committed to the Protection of Your Data

Protecting our users’ information and privacy is extremely important to us. As a cloud-based security service, we’re fully committed to complying with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What is the GDPR? The GDPR is a new data privacy law effective May 25th, 2018 that mandates how companies collect, modify, process, store, […] more…

24 best free security tools

Who doesn’t love free software? Infosec professionals are fortunate to have many good free tools for a range of tasks. The following list of two dozen tools include everything from password crackers to vulnerability management systems to networks analyzers. Whatever your security role is, you’ll find something useful here. [ Keep up with 8 hot […] more…

100 Million IoT Devices Possibly Exposed to Z-Wave Attack

Researchers have demonstrated that the Z-Wave wireless communications protocol, which is used by more than 100 million Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, is vulnerable to security downgrade attacks. read more more…

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy – Effective date: May 25, 2018 read more more…

Update: Known Error Impacting Outgoing Emails

Penn State IT has implemented a fix as of 11:05 a.m . There will be a delay in the processing of these messages (approximately 1 hour), but they will successfully be delivered without an error. This alert will be updated as soon as more information is received. more…

Macs Infected With New Monero-Mining Malware

Many Mac users reported in the past few weeks that a process named “mshelper” had been eating up a lot of CPU power and draining their batteries. It turns out that the process is associated with a piece of malware designed to mine for Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. read more more…

2 million stolen identities used to make fake net neutrality comments

Most crucially, two of those identities were senators who are now demanding the FCC find out who’s behind the bots and the identity theft. more…

Office 365 will automatically block Flash and Silverlight

If you are one of the small number of Office 365 users who enjoyed embedding Flash, Shockwave or Silverlight content inside files, time is about to run out on your unusual pastime. more…

FBI admits to inflating number of crime-related devices it can’t crack

Investigators can’t get into 7,775 devices? Nah, the FBI admits: it’s more like 1,200… or 2000… pending an audit, it’s not really sure. more…

Malwarebytes Acquires Binisoft to Enhance Endpoint Protection Platform

Malwarebytes announced this week the acquisition of Binisoft in an effort to help the company enhance its endpoint protection platform and expand its global footprint. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. read more more…

Is Cryptojacking Replacing Ransomware as the Next Big Threat?

Monitoring cyberthreats over time reveals interesting insights into the strategies used by cybercriminals and the evolution of the attack vectors they target. While the threat landscape continues to be quite diversified, trends do seem to run in predictable cycles. For example, over the last year or so ransomware has risen to become one of the […] more…

VPNFilter router malware – what to do? [VIDEO]

Learn how to deal with the VPNFilter malware currently plaguing 500,000 home routers worldwide. more…

Hackers Behind ‘Triton’ Malware Attack Expand Targets

The threat group responsible for the recently uncovered attack involving a piece of malware known as Triton, Trisis and HatMan is still active, targeting organizations worldwide and safety systems other than Schneider Electric’s Triconex. read more more…

Malicious Edge and Chrome Extension Used to Deliver Backdoor

by Jaromir Horejsi, Joseph C. Chen, and Loseway Lu We noticed a series of testing submissions in VirusTotal that apparently came from the same group of malware developers in Moldova, at least based on the filenames and the submissions’ source. It appears they are working on a new malware that — based on how they […] more…

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