Archive for August, 2012

27 Aug 2012

Thieves may have student ID information from Utah Schools for the …

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The schools for the deaf and the blind in Utah may have a problem. They believe that some of their records and student identification numbers have been stolen and are now in the hands of thieves. They may also have stolen some personal information from the students of these schools. Read the full article here: […]

27 Aug 2012

San Luis border introduces Ready Lane for RFID-enable travel documents

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The United States Customs and Border Protection have installed a new system at the Arizona-Mexico border that read RFID chips. Now, everyone with an RFID-enabled document, such as a US passport or a “green card”, can go through that single lane and get access across the border much more quickly. Read the full article here:San […]

27 Aug 2012

HID Global expands Crescendo smart card line

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HID Global has decided to include more capabilities to their smart card line of products. Now their smart cards are more compatible with many more applications than they used to be compatible with. Read the full article here:HID Global expands Crescendo smart card line

24 Aug 2012

No more paper tickets for FSU students

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Using new technology, Florida State University will allow students to receive their football tickets on their student ID’s, rather than having to print physical tickets at home. An athletics official at the university commented that the new system will be much more convenient for students. They will purchase the tickets the same way as before, […]

23 Aug 2012

College-age adults at higher risk of falling victim to identity theft – Better Business Bureau

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Citing a report about identity fraud cases in 2011, the Better Business Bureau claims that young adults are especially vulnerable to such crimes. According to the BBB, some of the strategies for minimizing this risk include shredding mail containing financial information, declining requests to co-sign loans, and checking personal credit reports at least annually. Read […]

23 Aug 2012

Schools spend thousands on security – Gold Coast Bulletin News

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Milena Stojceska of Australia’s Gold Coast Bulletin writes that private schools in the region are increasing spending on security and monitoring at their campuses. Common expenses include CCTV cameras and funding for regular patrols. Schools are also giving special attention to preventing bullying in both its traditional (i.e., in person) and more modern (i.e., online) […]

23 Aug 2012

How to Secure Your College-Bound Child’s Laptop – LAPTOP Magazine (blog)

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Meg Shannon of SecurityNewsDaily lists some common precautions for new college students bringing valuable computing equipment to an unfamiliar campus network. Besides the common reminders to patch installed software and maintain an updated antivirus scanner package, the list includes recommendations for social media site accounts and local file and disk encryption. Read the full article […]

23 Aug 2012

5 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Information Security – Becker’s Hospital Review

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One way hospitals can improve information security is by eliminating all shared accounts. Another way is to not write down any passwords. A third way is to only give permissions that are required. A fourth way is have automatic user creation/deletion. The fifth and final way is to use single sign on. Read the full […]