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Save NetNeutrality

We have just days. The FCC is about to vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet—and only an avalanche of calls to Congress can stop it. #savenetneutrality and #StopTheFCC

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R.I.T. President Desler Retiring 2017

Image Property of Democrat and Chronicle Rochester Institute of Technology president Bill Destler announced on Monday that he is retiring at the end of the next school year. In a statement, Destler said, “It has been a privilege to lead RIT alongside such great students, faculty and alumni.” He credited “RIT’s transformation into one of […]

Why are Hospitals Easy Targets for Ransomware?

Ransomware, a vicious form of malware which locks up files, programs or even entire computer systems and prevents users from accessing them until a ransom is paid, has been a growing problem for all manner of consumers and businesses in recent years. One type of business that has been hit hard by ransomware attacks recently […]

New Threat Can Auto-Brick Apple Devices

If you use an Apple iPhone, iPad or other iDevice, now would be an excellent time to ensure that the machine is running the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system — version 9.3.1. Failing to do so could expose your devices to automated threats capable of rendering them unresponsive and perhaps forever useless. Full Story: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/04/new-threat-can-auto-brick-apple-devices/

Is your ISP hijacking your DNS traffic?

The answer to above question used to be difficult. You had to be an expert to find out the answer. In fact, most people don’t even care. Playing with dnstraceroute tool (see on GitHub), I noticed it is a common practice for service providers to hijack and redirect DNS traffic to their local DNS servers. […]

Badlock Bug

On April 12th, 2016 Badlock, a crucial security bug in Windows andSamba was disclosed. Samba 4.4.2, 4.3.8 and 4.2.11 Security Releases are available. Please update your systems. We are pretty sure that there will be exploits soon. Engineers at Microsoft and the Samba Team worked together during the past months to get this problem fixed. […]

EFF to Copyright Office: Improper Content Takedowns Hurt Online Free Expression

Washington, D.C. – Content takedowns based on unfounded copyright claims are hurting online free expression, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told the U.S. Copyright Office Friday, arguing that any reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) should focus on protecting Internet speech and creativity. Full Story: https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-copyright-office-improper-content-takedowns-hurt-online-free-expression

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