The National Security Agency may not be the only ones peeking into our activities. A recent research project at Johns Hopkins University has shown that unauthorized users can hack into internal webcams on certain classes of Apple computers to disable the green light that tells us when the webcam is in use.
The use of mobile devices for all activities computing-related has also driven an evolution in emergency management in education. According to the Tomi Ahonen Almanac, the average user checks his or her mobile phone 150 times per day. That puts the smart device on the front lines of communication for crisis situations. In Case of Crisis, a company with a mobile app that lets organizations maintain and distribute role-based emergency information in a mobile format, has identified four trends worth noting for the coming year.
A security technology company has updated its video management system with new IP camera integrations and other enhancements.
A small team at Carnegie Mellon is taking a new look at the on-going challenge of enabling people to memorize multiple passwords without recording them in a file or on paper.
Booz Allen Hamilton is sending its employees to Polytechnic Institute of New York University to earn master's degrees and certificates in high tech fields.
Texas Wesleyan University recently moved its backup and disaster recovery processes onto a new storage appliance and gained a reduction in recovery time service level agreements from days to hours.
Students at the University of California, Davis have a new way to learn about and access mental health services for themselves or friends, thanks to a new Web site at the school.
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has adopted a new safety app developed by students at the New York school.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is adding a patch management to its system-wide software recommendations.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and the University of Pennsylvania will explore ways to improve the security of commercial projects used by the United States Military, thanks to a four-year $3.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.