Monthly Archives: August 2013

Two New Threats – Ransomware and Phishing

NSA Prism Ransomware Yesterday SC Magazine reported that ransomware is now attempting to extort money by saying that the NSA’s Prism surveillance program detected child pornography on the user’s computer and demands $100 to make the offence go away. This is simply an updated version of the FBI/DHS ransomware we have seen in the past. […]

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Loose Lips Sink the Security Ship

A few years ago I was in the elevator of a multiple company office building and overheard two interesting conversations. First, two people got on talking about the next board meeting and commented that the Board “are sure not going to like the numbers this quarter.” In another instance two engineers got on talking about […]

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Changes to Northeastern Wireless Guest Network

NOTICE – NUwave-guest access changes, effective August 16, 2013. To enhance the security of Northeastern’s network, new standards will be implemented for the NUwave-guest wireless network. Beginning on Friday, August 16, 2013, NUwave-guest will provide restricted access to the Internet – limited to web browsers, email clients and VPN applications. If you have any questions […]

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Now posted 2013 Computer and Information Security Guide

Welcome new and returning students! The 2013 Computer and Information Security Guide offers something for everyone from the computer novice to seasoned user. myChecklist for Computer and Information Security Checklist for Protecting your myNEU Account Router/Wireless Access Point Security Requirements and Recommendations Notice to the University Community: Management of Copyright Infringement Complaints 2013 General Computer […]

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