Security & Privacy


QR Codes: A Back Door for Malware

Prevalent on many campuses, QR codes are an open invitation to mobile malware. Protecting campus constituents comes down to a combination of education and technical safeguards.

Virginia College Deploys Anonymous Incident Reporting Tool

A Virginia community college has implemented a new Web-based incident reporting platform through which students, faculty, and visitors can anonymously report concerns such as bullying, hazing, and cheating.



ForeScout Network Access Control Extends McAfee Security Visibility

Security firm ForeScout Technologies has expanded its functionality to work with security products from McAfee.

Sans Digital Offers High-Performance 6G RAID Enclosures

Storage vendor Sans Digital is shipping a new 16-hard drive bay direct attached storage array that includes a controller card for managing a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) that offloads RAID calculations from the computer or enclosure to the dedicated RAID engine to speed up performance.

MIT Auto-Sensing System Maps Emergency Sites

Researchers at MIT have developed the prototype for a "wearable sensor system" that can create a digital map of an environment as the person wearing the system moves through the building.

Cyber Security Competition Pushes Students To Test Security Mettle

CSAW, the Cyber Security Awareness Week event hosted by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn, is ramping up for a November competition.

OCAD University Deploys Guardly Campus Safety App

OCAD University, an art and design college in Toronto, has begun offering a free smartphone safety escort tool to its campus community that allows users to communicate with public safety personnel in the event of an emergency or unsafe situation.

(Software) Code of Honor

When USC's students began bringing computers to class, its law school turned to technology and rigid process to maintain academic integrity in the testing room.

Google Apps Utility Moves Data from One Account to Another

A company that creates backup and recovery applications in the form of software-as-a-service has launched a new utility that helps institutions move data from one Google Apps user account to another, including those working with Google Apps for Education.

New Wi-Fi Sensor from Fluke Networks Eliminates Need for Ethernet

A company that specializes in network troubleshooting solutions has updated a sensor product line for Wi-Fi network monitoring to eliminate the need for Ethernet cabling.