About Data Privacy Month
Data Privacy Month was created to empower and engage people to protect their privacy and manage their digital online presence and information. Various groups and organizations have collaborated to produce informative materials to promote and instill awareness and education on the many ways and methods personal informatio is collected, stored, used and shared, and what precautions individuals can do to protect their privacy and their personal data. To learn more about Data Privacy Month, visit: www.dataprivacyday.org.
Want to Learn more about protectiong your data?
Check out these presentations and webinars hosted by NDSU and EDUCAUSE!
LinkedIn Introduces Intro, allows them to read all your e-mail
LinkedIn the Online Social Networking site for business has recently introduced a new feature for the iPhone. Aside from integrating itself within the iPhone e-mail system, this new service claims to be a security feature by reading your email and then attaching a banner to your messages saying that the sender of your message is in your LinkedIn network. There are many features like this that already exist, however, what is different in this instance is that your email goes through LinkedIn’s server first and not through an app on your phone. LinkedIn has historically had problems with password control and have been implicated in a class action lawsuit with regard to e-mail hacking.
Please do not enable Intro on your phones, if you have please disable and change passwords for your NDSU credentials.
Aug 4, 2015
Free Windows 10 Upgrade, yes indeed Windows 10 is a free upgrade for a year for computers with Windows 7 and 8 installed on them. However, Microsoft will not tell you about this in an e-mail. Ransomware (software that will encrypt your files and then ask for money for the decryption key) has been seen being delivered through an e-mail promising a free windows 10 upgrade. Delete these messages as you get them and do not open any attachment that you did not expect to receive.
Jul 28, 2015
1.4 million cars recalled for vulnerable remote control. Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles can possibly be controlled remotely over the Sprint network. Researchers have shown that while sitting at their desks they can take over many functions of a vehicle on the road through the onboard Infotainment system tied to the Sprint cellular network.
Feb 17, 2015
Over-sharing on a first date could lead to no second date, but over-sharing on a social media site could lead to data theft, real property theft, or physical danger to yourself or your family. There are lots of automated scripts already running on the Internet looking for keywords that are posted to social media, these scripts do everything from changing the word "meet" to "meat" and posting the results to twitter, to alerting potential thieves that a family is now on vacation and away from their house. Be safe on social media
Feb 6, 2015
New Slim Spray Diet ... Want a Cruise ... Fight Hair Loss Now ... SPAM SPAM SPAM ... It seems to get into every e-mail inbox beofre the account is even setup. But there are some ways to fight this menace.
- Don't reply to it
- Don't tell vendors your e-mail account
- If your service has the option, report it or mark it as spam
There are more ways to fight in the link below.
FEB 4, 2015
Its Tax Refund Season, Time for a new phone or tablet. But what about the old one? Do you have information on that device that could be used against you? How can you make sure that your old phones and devices don't come back to haunt you when you are done with it? Many people buy old equipment off ebay just to see what kind of data is left on those devices. Follow this guide to make sure that your device is wiped clean before you dispose of it.
FEB 3, 2015
When you download an app on social media or your mobile device, you may be allowing it to collect personal information like your contacts list or location. If possible, look at an app’s permissions before downloading and make sure you are comfortable with the information it collects. If the app does not tell you what information it collects, error on the side of caution and assume that it may be collecting information.
FEB 2, 2015
There is a security and privacy threat almost everywhere you go. Most don't even think about it. Free WIFI, if its free how can that be bad? In fact most Free WIFI could be quite safe, but a few access points could have an active sniffer on the line watching every single nibble of data that goes across its interface, looking for passwords, usernames, or e-mail addresses. Click Below for more information on safely using WIFI when traveling.