NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Last week, NASA announced its scientists had found “surprising activity” on Jupiter’s moon Europa. And, just like you’d expect, the space-dork corner of the Internet whipped itself into a frenzy. Because that kind of vague statement can only mean they found aliens, right? Well, not really. But some people are still convinced, even after NASA […] more…

Journalists must fork over $200 for Wi-Fi at presidential debate

News organizations attending Monday evening’s presidential debate must pay $200 for a “Secure Wireless Internet Connection” at Hofstra University in New York state. The debate is set to begin at 9pm Eastern. While profiteering during a high-profile occasion such as this is not unheard of—$15 for a patch cable?—what’s worse is that event staff at […] more…

SWIFT says bank hacks set to increase

SWIFT, whose messaging network is used by banks to send payment instructions worth trillions of dollars each day, said three clients were hacked over the summer and cyber attacks on banks are set to increase. The theft of $81 million in February from Bangladesh’s central bank using SWIFT messages rocked faith in the system whose […] more…

Yahoo’s claim of ‘state-sponsored’ hackers meets with skepticism

Yahoo has blamed its massive data breach on a “state-sponsored actor.” But the company isn’t saying why it arrived at that conclusion. Nor has it provided any evidence. The lingering questions are causing some security experts to wonder why Yahoo isn’t offering more details on a hack that stole account information from 500 million users. “I […] more…

Microsoft pushes its three pillars at Ignite—security, intelligence, and cloud

At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for cloud and enterprise, explained that the company wants IT professionals to feel empowered and digitally transform their organizations. Accordingly, Microsoft is focusing on three areas to do this: security, intelligence, and the cloud. Tags:  Microsoft more…

Uber enhances rider security with Microsoft Cognitive Services

At Microsoft’s Ignite 2016 conference today, the company announced that Uber is using its Cognitive Services API in its new app. The service is introducing a feature called Real-Time ID Check, which will periodically ask its drivers to take a selfie, providing an additional layer of security for riders. It’s important for riders to know […] more…

Google shields security reporter targeted by massive cyberattack

Google is putting its considerable internet might behind protecting the reporting of Brian Krebs, a respected security journalist who’s website has been largely inaccessible for the past week due to a massive cyberattack. Tags:  Security more…

New MarsJoke Ransomware Targets Government Agencies

State and local government agencies, as well as K-12 educational institutions are being targeted in a newly discovered spam email campaign aimed at distributing a new ransomware variant, Proofpoint researchers warn. read more more…

34% off Master Lock Bluetooth Keyless Outdoor Padlock – Deal Alert

Use your smartphone to open this padlock from Master Lock. Share access, monitor access history and receive alerts if someone is tampering. Designed for outdoor use, its shackle offers 2 inch vertical clearance and is made of boron for maximum resistance to cutting and sawing. The lock features alternate methods of access for when Bluetooth […] more…

New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

Security researchers have found a new Mac OS X malware that appears to be targeting the aerospace industry. The Trojan, called Komplex, can download, execute, and delete files from an infected Mac, according to security firm Palo Alto Networks. Interestingly, the Trojan will also save a PDF document to the infected system concerning the Russian […] more…

Android Malware Improves Resilience

Android malware is becoming more resilient courtesy of newly adopted techniques that also allow malicious programs to avoid detection, Symantec reveals. read more more…

University Collaboration Suite (UCS) Server Maintenance – September 27

On Tuesday, September 27, during the regularly scheduled maintenance window, Office of the Vice Provost of Information Technology (formerly ITS) will perform University Collaboration Suite (UCS) server maintenance. While work is being performed, UCS will be unavailable. Emails will be queued during the outage and delivered once service has been restored. More information about UCS […] more…

Va. senator wants SEC probe of massive Yahoo breach

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Monday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo met its legal obligations to keep the public and investors informed about a massive breach of 500 million Yahoo accounts. In a letter to the SEC, Warner said Yahoo failed to file a Form 8-K disclosure to […] more…

Ransomware Attack Hits Cape Cod Police Department

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Users File Lawsuit Against Yahoo Over Data Breach

Several class actions have been filed against Yahoo in California and Illinois over the recently disclosed data breach that affected at least 500 million accounts. read more more…

ANGEL to be unavailable from 5 a.m. – 6 a.m. ET on Wednesday, 9/28

Information Technology Services (ITS) will installing Microsoft Windows system updates (patching) on Wednesday, 9/28 from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. ET that will require ANGEL to be unavailable during this time. Once patching has been completed, users will again be able to access ANGEL. more…

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