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Protect Your Keys from Scanning App

Key.me is one of a handful of new online services that provide physical key replacement. A free mobile app stores a picture of your key and for a small fee will either send you a physical copy or you can pick it up at a local kiosk (in NYC). The service is designed for people […]

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Beware Keyloggers at Hotel Computers

Brian Krebs is reporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning hotels that criminals are installing key loggers on publically available hotel kiosks and business center computers. Keyloggers are either software or USB type sticks that capture every keystroke a user makes on the computer. Criminals install these programs and devices to steal user […]

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Securely Delete Phone Data for Resell

Yesterday a report released by the security company Avast shows that a typical factory reset on your phone does not remove all personal data. Of the 20 secondhand phones purchased for the study the company was able to retrieve more than 40,000 photos, 750 emails and text messages, a loan application, and other personal data. […]

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New Lynda Video: Creating Secure PHP Websites

Lynda.Com has released a new course on creating secure PHP websites. This video is a must for anyone developing PHP websites and applications. Watch for free with your MyNEU credentials Link to the course: Creating Secure PHP Websites From the Course Details: Hackers target PHP web applications more often than other sites because most PHP […]

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Changes to NU Wireless Guest Access

Next week, in an ongoing effort to enhance the security of our campus wireless networks, Information Technology Services will be implementing changes to the unsecured wireless network NUwave-guest. On May 21, 2014, ITS will enable registration requirements and a time limit for NUwave-guest access on the Boston campus. All other Northeastern locations will implement these changes at a […]

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Microsoft Releases Patch for Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerablity

  Microsoft has released a security update for Internet Explorer to resolve the critical vulnerability announced earlier this week. The Internet Explorer vulnerability could be exploited to give a remote attacker control of a user’s computer, letting them install more malicious software onto the machine. This update will be downloaded and installed automatically through Windows […]

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New Vulnerability in ALL Versions of Internet Explorer

Overview Microsoft and US-Cert have released an alert about a vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer (IE 6 – IE 11) that could allow an attacker to install and run code on a computer. The most likely way a computer would be affected is through a website drive-by-download. A drive-by-download is where a user […]

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What is Heartbleed and how to stay secure? – New Lynda.Com Video

Lynda has released two new videos explaining Heartbleed and how you can protect yourself. The first video, Protecting Yourself from the Heartbleed Bug tells users how they can stay secure and change passwords. View Here: Protecting Yourself from the Heartbleed Bug This second video Heartbleed Tactics for Small IT Shops provides an in depth explanation […]

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