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Monday at 11am ET, CTSC, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, is having our kick-off webinar.
In January we announced that CTSC was named NSF's Cybersecurity of Excellence. Its role is to provide readily available cybersecurity services tailored to the NSF science community. With this in mind, we are announcing the CC...
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Unfortunately AdobeConnect is down this morning and we need to postpone.
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Amazing if this is cost effective for the attacker.
Philly-area residents have been targeted, and the level of information the perpetrator has is downright scary.
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"Cost effective" - Here's one theory: the cracker of the GPS-enabled smartphone app is selling the motion and ID data (to help offset the cost of the original crack?), and the purchaser is just using it as yet one more seed for his attempt to get you to click on the malware-infested link. His payoff is in whatever that malware does.
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The entire REFEDS community sends congratulations to our good friends at LIGO on the historic detection of gravitational waves, recently announced and celebrated in the scientific community and beyond. LIGO has been working as part of the REFEDS community for many years and has recognised the ...
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If we use an upgrade mechanism to access a device, it will throw a serious wrinkle into the auto update discussion. 
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will fight a court order that demands it make a custom version of iOS for the FBI.
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I'd like to forward calls to my Project Fi # to my landline when my phone is connected to my home WiFi. Looks like with Google Voice, I can only forward or not based on time of day. Any suggestions as to an App or other method to forward based on location or SSID? Thanks in advance.
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I was going to suggest Tasker, but then I thought of how that profile would have to be and I'm not sure Tasker can handle the call forwarding. That has to be done thru the fi app. At least I think... But I'm far from proficient at Tasker. 
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Wallet cases with auto-wake/sleep?

Anyone found a wallet case for the 5x that does auto-wake/sleep? I really miss this feature. TIA.
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Using https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.danielkao.autoscreenonoff and happy with it. I just had to bump default time out from .5->1 sec to prevent it from locking from my hand triggering proximity detector.
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Are you making regular backups?
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Monday, February 22, 2016. Carnegie Mellon, Stanford Researchers Devise Method To Share Password Data Safely. Yahoo! Releases Password Statistics of 70 Million Users For Cybersecurity Studies. By Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 / bspice@cs.cmu.edu. Security Password Blanket ...
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Technology, usability, and economics always mix.
"The Great EMV Fake-Out: No Chip For You!" http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/02/the-great-emv-fake-out-no-chip-for-you/
Many banks are now issuing customers more secure chip-based credit cards, and most retailers now have card terminals in their checkout lanes that can handle the “dip” of chip-card transactions (as opposed to the usual swipe of the card's magnetic stripe). But comparatively few retailers actually ...
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Products make real-world trade-offs on features vs time. When should the cybersecurity feature appear on the roadmap? Not an easy answer for a lot of software.
Few people launch software products expecting them to fail. But many products do fail. I don't have any figures, but I think I can fairly confidently state that more commercial software products fa...
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Agree, not an easy answer, but the trade-off should be made along the calculus of "What is the worst cybersecurity failure this code could have?" vs "How much will it cost me (time and $$$) to prevent or mitigate it?"

If all it does online is phone home some usage stats (to give the developer some idea of what to improve), a failure doesn't hurt the user, and only gives some non-critical garbage data.  At the other end of the spectrum, if the app stores all its data in the cloud, and I expect users to put confidential or vital info there, I had better damned well be using a reliable, well-tested encryption package everywhere, etc.  (Probably not one that I wrote, unless my initials are in the set of R,S,or A.)
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