Security & Privacy


Missouri State Drops Magnetic Stripe ID Cards

Missouri State University has replaced magnetic strip identification cards containing personally identifiable information printed on the card or available with a card reader with a chip-based card that the university said would be tougher for thieves to infiltrate.

Lingering Viruses Uncovered at Community College of San Francisco

City College of San Francisco has issued a warning to its campus community that some of the college's computers have been infected with software viruses used for identity theft "for several years."



An E-Discovery Primer

According to attorney Seth Gilbertson, understanding the basics of e-discovery will help you prepare for the rare day when you might have to turn up in court to explain the forensics of an email message.

Johns Hopkins Sensor Detects Overheating in Li-ion Batteries

Stories of exploding lithium-ion batteries could become much rarer if a team of scientists at Johns Hopkins University succeed in licensing new technology they've created.

Oracle Database Firewall Adds MySQL Support, Reporting Improvements

Oracle has added support for MySQL Enterprise Edition in its Oracle Database Firewall, as well as new reporting capabilities for improved regulatory compliance.

Absolute Software Adds Theft Recovery for Android Tablets

Absolute Software has added theft recovery to its Computrace Mobile features for Android tablets.

Northeastern State Adds GPS-Savvy Security Mobile App

Northeastern State University in Oklahoma will introduce a customized version of a mobile security app this month that allows students to notify campus police about their whereabouts.

California College Overhauls Emergency Messaging

Southern California's Marymount College has replaced its legacy emergency notification with e2Campus from Omnilert.

Panda Updates Cloud-Based Security Software

A software company has released a free beta version of its cloud-based security application that includes protection against malware loaded onto external devices, such as USB flash drives.

UC Riverside Food Vendor Cash Registers Breached

A cyber criminal hacked into the cash registers in use at food service locations at the University of California, Riverside, gaining access to 5,000 credit and debit card numbers, the university recently revealed.