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.
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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.
Feb 4, 2016
Security Vendor Malwarebytes called out for highly insecure products.
A Google security researcher called out Malwarebytes for failure to secure their servers, including some privilege escalation flaws, and not using any encryption techniques for downloading updates to its popular anti-malware software. Malwarebytes is stating that it could three to four weeks to fix the flaws found.
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.