US EU Privacy Shield Agreement Goes Into Effect

Details how “authorities” will access data from another country stored locally or traveling through their jurisdiction.

Two Years for Serial Swatting

A hacker who called SWAT teams on innocent targets gets a 2 year sentence.

Facebook Testing Self Destructing Messages

Limited life time messages maybe available on Facebook in the future.

Pokemon Go Used For Mugging

Some bad guys used PMG to lure victims.

Wendy’s Releases Details About Security Breach

In Feb the chain experienced a loss of customer data.   The release details what stores were affected and protections offered.  Six locations in Chattanooga were affected.

Acceptable Use of UT Chattanooga Devices

As you have probably all noticed that over the past several months we have seen an increase in the amount of SPAM in our inboxes. Some of this increase can be attributed to links that people at UTC have clicked on in SPAM emails. It is important for everyone to remember that everyone plays a big role in helping to keep our network safe.
It is also important to remember that your computing devices are state owned property. When using UT owned devices or resources all employees are required to follow UT System Acceptable Use Policies.


For example, you should not use your UT provided device to:
· Download pirated software or other copyrighted content.
· Disrupt services or systems connected to the Internet.
· Run a personal business related operations.
· View pornographic or illegal sites (such as gambling, etc).
· Play video games.
Automated network security devices log such activities and notify the IT security team. Repeat offenders and their supervisors will be notified of any identified unauthorized activity that increases the risk of a security incident involving UTC resources.
In short, use university-provided resources to perform university work. If it doesn’t relate to your job, don’t use UTC-provided resources to do it. We all play a role in securing and keeping our network safe.
Thomas Hoover
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer

You Might Want To Replace Your TP-Link Router

They failed to renew the domain (dns) that is used to update the routers.  Bad guy asking $2m.

Google’s July Android Patch Fixes 108 Bugs

Google has released its batch of patches for Android.  Trickledown to carriers will follow.

Fed Judges Says Sharing Passwords is Hacking

May cause problems for families sharing stuff like Netflix.

HummingBad Malware Infects 10m Android Devices

Mostly Chinese devices.  It displays ads.  To be safe you should only install major software from the Play store and have a decent AV installed.