Internet & Mobile Devices

NEW COMPTIA A+ CERTIFICATION & COMPUTER CAMP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OFFERED AT RAMAPO COLLEGE

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MAHWAH, NJ – A new CompTIA A+ Certification & Computer Camp at Ramapo College offers high school students the opportunity to prepare for certification this summer. This international, vendor neutral certification is the first step in becoming an IT professional and may be achieved at the high school level. Students who are interested in learning how computers work but are not interested in pursuing certification are also welcome. Information Sessions are scheduled on Wednesday, March 25, 7-8 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 1-2 p.m., and on Tuesday, June 9, 7-8 p.m. in the Anisfield School of Business, Room ASB-522 on the…

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Christopher Vlachos on 5 Tips to Secure Your Data Center & Business Information

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With large company data centers being attacked, hacked and millions of sensitive records and files being stolen, and email boxes being filled with a steady stream of phishing attempts and scams, Internet hacking has made headlines recently. Christopher Vlachos is an expert on data center security having implemented and managed data integrated centers for large hospital groups and major corporations. “Some of these solutions require assistance from third parties but others are very simple and usually just require reminders added to your calendar” said Vlachos, “It doesn’t have to always be complicated.” Here are Vlachos’ top five tips on keeping…

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SCHNEIDERMAN, LONDON MAYOR JOHNSON AND D.A. GASCÓN WELCOME DRAMATIC, GLOBAL DROP IN SMARTPHONE THEFTS FOLLOWING INTRODUCTION OF KILL SWITCH

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New Data Reveal Thefts Down 40% In London; 22 % In San Francisco; And 16% In New York City Schneiderman, Johnson & Gascón: The Secure Our Smartphones Initiative Is Turning Around The International Epidemic Of Violent Smartphone Theft NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, London Mayor Boris Johnson and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón today released new crime data showing that smartphone thefts and robberies have declined dramatically in New York City, London and San Francisco since the wireless industry began to implement ‘kill switches’ on their devices. A.G. Schneiderman, Mayor Johnson and D.A. Gascón co-chair the…

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The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke

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Werner Koch’s code powers the email encryption programs around the world. If only somebody would pay him for the work. by Julia Angwin  ProPublica In 1997, Werner Koch attended a talk by free software evangelist Richard Stallman. Stallman urged the crowd to write their own version of existing encryption software. Inspired, Koch decided to try. "I figured I can do it," he recalled. (Willi Nothers for ProPublica) Update, Feb. 5, 2015, 8:10 p.m.: After this article appeared, Werner Koch informed us that last week he was awarded a one-time grant of $60,000 from Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative. Werner told us…

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SCHNEIDERMAN PROPOSES BILL TO STRENGTHEN DATA SECURITY LAWS, PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM GROWING THREAT OF DATA BREACHES

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New Legislation Would Impose Data Security Standards To Protect Personal Information; Broaden Scope Of Information Subject To Existing Notification Laws; And Encourage Companies To Meet Highest Standards For Data Protection Schneiderman: It’s Long Past Time We Updated Our Data Security Laws And Expanded Protections For Consumers NEW YORK—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that he would propose legislation in Albany to overhaul New York State’s data security law and require new and unprecedented safeguards for the personal data of consumers. Currently, New York State does not have a law directly requiring entities to institute data security ‎measures to protect consumer…

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SCHNEIDERMAN ISSUES ALERT TO PROTECT NEW YORK WEBCAM USERS FROM HACKERS

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AG Urges Consumers To Change The Default Login Credentials On Their Web-Based Security Cameras, Also Known as Nanny Cams Or Home Security Cameras Schneiderman: No New Yorker Should Feel Violated In Their Own Home NEW YORK — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert following recent reports that live feeds from unsecured wireless network cameras, or “IP cameras,” have been made publicly available on several websites. These cameras, which thousands of New Yorkers use to remotely monitor their homes, offices, businesses, pets and loved ones, are often shipped to consumers with default user names and passwords that are…

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SCHNEIDERMAN LAUNCHES NEW WEB-BASED APP TO HELP NEW YORK HOMEOWNERS AVOID FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS

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New Web Tool Will Educate Consumers On How To Avoid Mortgage Modification Scams; Enable Consumers To Report Scams In Real-Time  AG Will Also Begin Monthly Mailings With Tips To Homeowners At Immediate Risk Of Foreclosure   Schneiderman: The Most Powerful Tools Against Foreclosure Rescue Scams Are Informed Consumers  NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office’s new consumer education initiative, which features a web-based app, AGScamHelp. The app will help homeowners determine whether a company has been vetted by a government agency and will urge homeowners at risk of foreclosure to work with a qualified agency within…

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More Fake Profiles Surface to Hijack Constructive Conversation

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Suffern & Ramapo Central School District Community Pages Among those Affected Remember Samuel Kosanovich?  He hijacked Facebook pages urging people to vote for a particular candidate in the RCSD Board election, allegedly created a website, Facebook page, Twitter page and even took care of the election signs for his favored candidate but it turns out that Samuel wasn't even Samuel.  Just in case you missed our expose on Samuel Kosanovich, here it is. Well it turns out that Sammy-boy has some friends.  Tiffany Alford, Mike Peppers and Eve Summers all have something in common, they aren't who they say they…

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Privacy Tools: The Best Encrypted Messaging Programs

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Ever since former National Security Agency consultant Edward Snowden revealed mass governmental surveillance, my inbox has been barraged with announcements about new encryption tools to keep people's communications safe from snooping. Best Secure Messaging Tools This is a ranking of encrypted messaging programs based on criteria aimed to assess whether they are well designed to make the content of the messages unreadable to anybody other than the sender and recipient. But even messages that are securely encrypted often do not obscure the identities of the sender and recipient. All rankings » Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation, ProPublica, Joseph Bonneau   But…

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Mysterious Campaign Appears to be the Latest Salvo in Battle Over Net Neutrality

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As the FCC considers how to regulate Internet providers, the telecom industry’s stealth campaign for hearts and minds encompasses everything from art installations to LOLcats. by Robert Faturechi,  ProPublica On a recent Monday evening, two bearded young men in skinny jeans came to a parklet in San Francisco's trendy Hayes Valley neighborhood and mounted what looked like an art installation. It was a bright blue, oversized "suggestion box" for the Internet. The boxes, sometimes accompanied by young people in futuristic costumes, have been popping up on both coasts for weeks, soliciting messages of support - but their sponsor has been a…

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