Information Security in Today's Digital Culture
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I recently came across an interesting article about a new service that Google is trying to launch called “Nearby,” which will let other people, places, and things know when you are around. After reading the article, I immediately began thinking about the trade offs of convenience vs. privacy. Jerald DawkinsDr. Jerald Dawkins is the CEO …
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I recently read an article discussing how our home devices are now a more public target for attackers. All the smart devices in our home are “smart” because they are nothing more than small embedded devices that typically run some variant of Linux. Therefore, any attack against Linux means an attack against your toaster, home …
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If you haven’t heard about it by now, let me clue you in: Java is a security nightmare. A few days ago, a zero-day exploit for Java 7 became widely-known. The exploit bypasses Java 7’s security sandbox and permits attackers to download and execute code without user interaction. The attack is already available in Metasploit …
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Before deciding to participate in your favorite online games, you might be interested to know what the government is potentially cooking up that would potentially allow them to monitor your online gaming activities. Jason StaggsJason is True’s Security Analyst Intern and is currently a senior at Oklahoma State University. He is pursuing his Bachelors in …
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Teens in Love Will Do Stupid Things

January 19th, 2012 | Posted by Brett Edgar in privacy - (0 Comments)

From the what-is-the-world-coming-to department: Attention parents of teenagers. This story has made the front page of Slashdot: Teens Share Passwords as a Form of Intimacy. First, you had to talk to your teens about alcohol and drugs. Then, the birds and the bees. Now add another item to your list of topics during The Talk: …
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