Serious Security: What 2000 years of cryptography can teach us

Here’s a fascinating history of cryptography that has plenty to teach you – and you don’t need a degree in mathematics to follow along! more…

AI & Your Family: The Wows and Potential Risks

Am I the only one? When I hear or see the word Artificial Intelligence (AI), my mind instantly defaults to images from sci-fi movies I’ve seen like I, Robot, Matrix, and Ex Machina. There’s always been a futuristic element — and self-imposed distance — between AI and myself. But AI is anything but futuristic or […] more…

Bulgaria Extradites Russian Hacker to US: Embassy

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday. read more more…

Step Up on Emerging Technology, or Risk Falling Behind

Earlier last year, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) put out a call for public comment on criteria for identifying emerging technologies that could potentially be subject to future export control regulations. The tech industry responded in full force, providing recommendations for how the federal government can ensure U.S. competitiveness in […] more…

MAINTENANCE: PSU Wireless network may be unavailable in the Housing and Food Services Building

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: Staff from Finance and Business that work out of HFS Building. IT SERVICES IMPACTED: PSU Wireless network may be unavailable in the Housing and Food Services Building DATE AND TIME: The wireless network will be affected from 5:00 AM ET on 1/22/19 until 7:00 AM ET on 1/22/19. NOTES: ENCS will […] more…

ENCS web forms will experience brief outages.

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: All students, faculty, staff at all Penn State locations. IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: ENCS web forms will experience brief outages. DATE AND TIME: ENCS web forms will be affected from 11:00 PM ET on 1/22/2019 until 7:00 AM ET on 1/23/2019. NOTES: ENCS web forms such as Service Inquiry Request, Card Access […] more…

Resolved: Outage: Schuylkill campus: inbound external phone calls are unavailable

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: All students, faculty, staff trying to call the Penn State Schuylkill Campus from a non-Penn State phone IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: Inbound voice calls from external phone lines (excluding Penn State Telephony Service) DATE AND TIME: Issue began at 11AM ET on 01/18/19 and there is no current estimated resolution at this […] more…

The Collection #1 Data Breach: Insights and Tips on This Cyberthreat

As the cybersecurity landscape evolves to match new trends in technology, it’s important for consumers to prioritize the protection of their online presence. That means remaining aware of the internet’s more common cyberthreats, including malware, phishing, and data breaches, and how they could potentially affect you. And while most of us already know about the […] more…

Improvements to SiteCheck Website Scanner

SiteCheck is Sucuri’s free website malware and security scanner offered to anyone who wants to scan their websites for malware and blacklist status. Last year, we improved SiteCheck’s speed and reliability. Today, we are excited to share the latest upgrades that makes SiteCheck even better. SiteCheck Upgrades As one of our first free tools created, SiteCheck has […] more…

Exploit for Recent Flash Zero-Day Added to Fallout Exploit Kit

An updated version of the Fallout exploit kit recently emerged with an exploit for a recent Flash zero-day included in its arsenal, Malwarebytes Labs security researchers warn. read more more…

Temporary micropatch available for zero-day Windows exploit

Microsoft has left two publicly known vulnerabilities unpatched in Windows this month, but researchers have stepped in and created temporary patches that can be easily applied to protect systems until an official fix becomes available. During the last two weeks of December, a security enthusiast who uses the online handle SandboxEscaper released details and proof-of-concept […] more…

Hackers Actively Scanning for ThinkPHP Vulnerability, Akamai Says

There is widespread scanning for a recently disclosed remote code execution vulnerability in the ThinkPHP framework, Akamai reveals.  read more more…

Xbash Malware Uninstalls Cloud Security Products

Recent samples of the destructive Xbash Linux malware can uninstall cloud security protection products from infected servers, Palo Alto Networks reports.  read more more…

Marco Rubio Proposes New Federal Data Privacy Bill

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill on Wednesday designed to provide privacy legislation for the entire nation — that is, federal law. It is based on the Privacy Act of 1974, which was introduced post-Watergate to protect people from government storage and retrieval of personal data. read more more…

Resolved: Outage: Polycom and Zoom may have been slow

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: Some students, faculty, and staff at all Penn State locations IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: Polycom and Zoom DATE AND TIME: Issue began at 10am ET on 01/18/19 and fixed by the vendor at 12pm ET on 01/18/19. NOTES: If you experienced issues, please try connecting again. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Penn State IT users […] more…

Barracuda Adds Incident Response to Email Security Offering

Barracuda Networks this week announced automated incident response capabilities are now available for customers using its Total Email Protection solution.  read more more…

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