The Protect IU Blog
Posted byon January 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM EST
Tomorrow, January 28, is International Data Privacy Day!
Why don’t you devote 30 minutes to protecting yourself and your privacy?
Here are a few quick ideas:Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM EST
Perhaps because of the challenges of trying to do all your data privacy awareness activities on one particular day of the year, some organizations are now broadening Data Privacy DAY into Data Privacy MONTH. I hope you have been able to watch some of the free national webinars about privacy that have been offered this month. I encourage you to watch the last one which will be held on Monday, January 30, and which I will have the honor to moderate on behalf of EDUCAUSE, its sponsor.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM EST
Recently, it was announced that the linux kernel was discovered to be vulnerable to a local privilege escalation attack. Under certain conditions, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain root privileges. Local privilege escalation attacks can sometimes be used in blended attacks allowing remote attackers to take control of systems.
Several exploits have been publicly released that attack this vulnerability.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 26, 2012 at 9:05 AM EST
Symantec recently revealed that source code for many of it's products was stolen in 2006. As pieces of that code are made available through underground communities, Symantec has been releasing updates and warnings about particular pieces of software.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 23, 2012 at 9:15 AM EST
Need guidance on using video surveillance within your school or department? Please see the recently approved university-wide policy on Video and Electronic Surveillance for additional information.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 18, 2012 at 8:37 AM EST
The Department of Education administers the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and recently established a Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) position to coordinate federal technical assistance on privacy and confidentiality to the education community.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM EST
Zappos, the Amazon-owned shoe and apparel retailer, has said that more than 24 million of its customer accounts had been compromised.
While they have said that credit card information was stored on a separate server, an attacker still had access to address and possibly password information.
Some lessons learned:Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM EST
Since 2008 - the first year International Data Privacy Day was celebrated in the United States - Indiana University has recognized Data Privacy Day on January 28 with activities and events to build awareness about privacy issues. Learn more about IU's effort this year (as well as previous years) at our Data Privacy Day page.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon December 30, 2011 at 12:25 PM EST
Microsoft released security bulletin MS11-100 on December 29th to address four vulnerabilities in the .NET framework. The associated patch addresses the denial of service (DoS) attack publicly disclosed at the Chaos Communication Congress on December 28th, as well as three other vulnerabilities reported through Microsoft's disclosure program.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon December 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM EST
For more about this horrifying news concerning Mr. Claus, see the Huffington Post story at FTC Fines Santa Claus for Violating Children's Privacy.Learn more about protecting: