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Facebook Offers Security Guide – Security – Vulnerabilities and threats – Informationweek

Facebook Offers Security Guide – Security – Vulnerabilities and threats – Informationweek

10 Cool Security Features In Mac OS X Lion

10 Cool Security Features In Mac OS X Lion

Let’s be safe out there!

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee computers hacked; data on 75,000 exposed

Meet Dark Tangent, the hacker behind Black Hat and DEF CON – CNN.com

Meet Dark Tangent, the hacker behind Black Hat and DEF CON – CNN.com

We are not the NSA or a bank… but you should protect yourself like them

Never put your guard down on how you protect yourself, no matter how small or insignificant you think you are.

Hackers New Target: Small Firms With Lax Security – WSJ.com

Secure Wireless Networks Available

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 9:00am, Fordham IT will be enhancing the security of the wireless networks at the Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, and Westchester campuses. In order to do so we will be adding Service Set IDentifiers (SSIDs) to the current list of wireless networks. These networks will use the WiFi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol and they require a key (password) to encrypt your wireless network traffic.

To access the secure wireless networks, simply select one of the following available wireless networks and enter the WPA2 Key when prompted for a password:


Campus SSID WPA2 Key
Rose Hill FORDHAMRH-S FORDHAMRH-S
Lincoln Center FORDHAMLC-S FORDHAMLC-S
Westchester FORDHAM400-S FORDHAM400-S

The following links contain more information on how to connect to and configure your wireless access:

MAC OSX
http://www.ehow.com/how_4810985_use-wpa-wpa-macbook.html

Windows XP/7
http://www.ehow.com/how_8303816_connect-wpa2-network-xp.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_6776930_connect-computer-wirelessly-router.html

Please note the existing unsecured wireless networks, FORDHAMRH, FORDHAMLC and FORDHAM400 will remain active and available, however, they are discouraged from being used and will ultimately be phased out. Additional wireless security enhancements which will integrate with your AccessIT ID, will be added in the coming months.

If you are unable to connect to a WPA2 network, make sure you update all network drivers to the latest versions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the University Help Desk at 718-817-3999 or via e-mail to helpdesk@fordham.edu.

Facebook catching up with the [security] times and killing Firesheep!

Facebook has finally added a new feature to browse the popular social network on a secure connection. However, it is not yet turned on by default.

Facebook offers HTTPS browsing, but not yet by default ZDNet

NSA breaks ground on $1.2 bil cybersecurity facility – SC Magazine US

NSA breaks ground on $1.2 bil cybersecurity facility – SC Magazine US

Fordham Notes: Forum to Discuss Online Threats

Fordham Notes: Forum to Discuss Online Threats

Monday, January 3, 2011
Forum to Discuss Online Threats
The hazards that threaten private citizens online also present challenges for government agencies, corporations and academic institutions. On Wednesday, a panel of experts will discuss the strategies and technology they’ve employed behind the scenes over the years to protect data.

What: Dangers Lurking on the Cyber Highway: Threats in Academia, Business and Crime

When: Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Princeton Club of New York, 15 West 43rd St.

Who: Anthony Ferrante, (FCRH ’01, GSAS ’04) Special Agent, Cyber Division, FBI, New York
Frank Hsu, Ph.D., Calvius Distinguished Professor of Science, Fordham University
John Pignataro, director of SIRT Investigations, CITI Group

Cost: $10 (Includes one drink)

Reservations: (212) 596-1255 or humanresources@princetonclub.com

—Patrick Verel

Cyber security by the numbers: Malware surges, spam declines in third quarter | ZDNet

Cyber security by the numbers: Malware surges, spam declines in third quarter ZDNet