Data privacy and data security have become hot-button issue in recent weeks. Facebook, the social networking giant with over 214 million active users in the US and 2.2. billion worldwide is the focus of public scrutiny and ire. It has been reported that profiles of fifty million Facebook users was not just accessed without their consent by a 3rd party developer and then sold to a consulting firm which the data to sway these same users in the 2016 US Presidential elections. Its gets even worse, Facebook knew about this three years ago but did not come clean with a disclosure. Not surprisingly, people feel betrayed by Facebook who they had ‘trusted’ with their data. So, there is a breach of trust. But, is there a breach in data privacy and/or data security? What do these two terms mean? Information is “secure” when a system correctly enforces the access rights […]
As we all know, having our phone numbers and email addresses private and secure is important to every parent. As we all know, the ‘do not call’ registry does not prevent us from getting marketing calls and emails every day. MobileArq provides¬† industry standard security compliance from Trustwave that keeps parents’ personal information safe and secure. What does Trustwave compliance mean?¬† Trustwave compliance ensures that the servers that store and serve the data over the internet are not accessible through any of the routes that are known to system administrators. In other words, tests are carried out daily that knock on several back doors and windows to the server and make sure all of the doors are completely sealed off. Interestingly, most of the internet is not Trustwave compliant. If every server on the internet were Trustwave compliant, the entire internet would be bullet proof and safe.
Auctioning off a 2006-2007 Hale/Field school directory… #WHSassassins pic.twitter.com/gkYqJzP0so Sarah Petersen, April 23, 2014 The print school directories is a valuable tool for parents who want to connect with other parents in their school community. However, these print directories also represent a security risk since they can be readily transferred to anyone outside of the intended school community. An extreme misuse of the directory and its contents is illustrated by an example of an ongoing online auction of school directory to the highest bidder. Please show your strong disapproval of this directory auction posting. A collective request to remove this posting will prevent similar postings in the future.
The HeartBleed Security Bug has been echoing through the halls of the internet. Every web user should be rightfully concerned with the possibility of their various accounts getting hijacked/broken. There are some preventive security measures a company or a user can take to protect themselves from security bugs or in general any kind of hacking. A password is simply one key to unlock a door to any account. What if a user can have multiple keys that would need to be provided or multiple doors to be unlocked to get into an account. One of the common practices that financial institutions are using is having multiple security questions answered before a user is allowed to access the account. Unfortunately, in a situation like the ‘HeartBleed Bug’, hackers can access the various questions as well if they have been exposed in the web server cache. A robust solution to any attack […]