Securing smart devices and protecting personal information

Posted on: October 19, 2017 | By: Amanda Lenz | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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We live in a world of smart cities, connected devices, and digitized records. Smart devices allow us stay connected and updated on what is happening around the world, and help us keep up with our fast-paced lives. Although smart devices are immensely useful, they are fueled by our personal information, which can be dangerous. By …

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What is malware?

Posted on: June 22, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

Malware is software used to perform malicious actions.  You may have recently heard about one type of malware called ransomware during the WannaCry attack.  Read an in-depth analysis of WannaCry.  There are several actions you can take to help protect against malware attacks.  One action is thinking before clicking on attachments or links in unsolicited …

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The rise of ransomware

Posted on: March 16, 2016 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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The beginning of March saw the first case of ransomware successfully attacking Apple computers. According to a CNN Money report, Palo Alto Networks spotted ransomware KeRanger on OS X on March 4 and promptly notified Apple. Even though Apple rectified the situation to prevent further infections of KeRanger, it’s important to understand ransomware and what …

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Protecting your smartphone data

Posted on: March 2, 2016 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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Apple recently made headlines by refusing to obey a court order to hack the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. Shortly thereafter, a number of tech executives expressed their support of Apple, including CEOs at Google and Twitter. No matter what side of the argument you fall on, it’s important to understand …

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Apple releases OS X El Capitan and iOS 9

Posted on: September 30, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Tech Tips, Devices, Info Security
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At the end of September, Apple unveiled its latest iteration of operating systems for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. While Apple touts that the new operating systems will increase performance and bring about other significant improvements, there are reasons why you might want to hold off on upgrading to the latest platform. Read on for an …

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Wireless network available for smart TVs and more

Posted on: September 2, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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Earlier this month, Instructional & Campus Technologies launched the new elonu-connect wireless network at Elon University. This wireless network is designed for connecting smart TVs, gaming systems, wireless printers and other devices. Read on to learn how to connect your devices, and why you may want to reconsider using a wireless printer. What is the elonu-connect …

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Windows 10 receives release date

Posted on: June 10, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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Microsoft started off June with a bang when the company announced that Windows 10 would be released on July 29. Here’s a look at what Microsoft has announced with the release, as well as a few pointers for users planning on purchasing new computers in August.  What to expect At the end of July, Microsoft will begin …

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Are Android users becoming vulnerable to malware?

Posted on: May 13, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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At the beginning of May, a new study released from the Institut Eurécom suggests that apps available to Android users on sites such as Google Play are increasingly exposing their users to malware. According to the report, “the apps connect to a mind-boggling 250,000 different URLs across almost 2,000 top level domains. And while most …

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New Apple OS tips and warnings

Posted on: October 1, 2014 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

When Apple released the new iOS 8 platform on September 17, many users took immediate advantage of the new update. However, while iOS 8 offers new and exciting features, many have experienced a variety of problems with their devices. Here are some tips on how to take advantage of the new operating system (OS), as well as a few warnings about flaws that have been identified with the system.

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Android worm, Selfmite, discovered

Posted on: July 1, 2014 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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Android is one of several operating systems such as, Windows and iOS, which runs mostly on mobile devices.  We all know mobile devices are not immune from malware and AdaptiveMobile confirmed last week in a blog post of a worm called Selfmite on Android smartphones.  A worm is a form of malware which replicates itself …

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