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  • Exploit of WiFi security protocol

    Oct 16, 2017 Earlier today an announcement was made of a serious security vulnerability in a protocol that encrypts almost all WiFi traffic today. An attack against this vulnerability exposes all encrypted wireless traffic for an attacker to read, record, or possibly manipulate. The vulnerability exists on all unpatched platforms and wireless access points, although testing by the people who discovered this vulnerability shows that Android phones and Linux and BSD computers are the easiest for hackers[…]

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  • Biometric Authentication

    Oct 16, 2017 The UT Information Security Office (ISO) has just released a draft of new guidelines1 for using Facial Recognition and other biometric methods for authentication. This was brought about mostly by Apple Face ID on new iPhones, but Microsoft Windows' facial recognition Hello software is similar and getting a lot of attention, as well.The ISO has rated Apple Face ID and Windows Hello for Business as highly secure. In the lesser category of secure (as[…]

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  • Undo your Mistakes!

    Oct 9, 2017 Sometimes we make mistakes.  Fortunately, sometimes we can undo our mistakes.   Undo is a command or option in many computer or phone programs that undoes the last change made,  reverting the data or program to its state before the change was made. The opposite of undo is redo. The redo command undoes the last undo. Both undo and redo are available in almost all computer software today. Below are some ways to undo some[…]

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  • Free PDF Editors

    Oct 2, 2017 PDF has become one of the most common file types, one that’s popular among businesses attempting to go "green" or "paperless", as well as popular for sharing documents on web sites.  Part of their popularity is that they, in theory,  cost nothing to produce and assure that documents will appear the same to anyone, anytime; anywhere. PDFs can also be interactive or contain forms, if desired; and they can be partially or completely edited[…]

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