Monthly Archives: September 2013

What to do when your free cloud storage fills up

“So before you start uploading your entire digital life into sky storage, let’s take a closer look at how SkyDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox deal with your files after their promotional plans expire. The cloud can turn mighty dark indeed when your time is up.” Link

Microsoft: “Security Essentials should not be your only protection”

“Now, Microsoft has said it sees Security Essentials as merely the first layer of protection, advising customers to use additional, third-party antivirus – although the company stressed that wasn’t because the product wasn’t good enough to stand on its own…. The natural progression is that we will always be on the bottom of these tests. And honestly, if we are doing our job correctly, that’s what will happen.”   Link

Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service

  “has for the past two years marketed itself on underground cybercrime forums as a reliable and affordable service that customers can use to look up SSNs, birthdays and other personal data on any U.S. resident. ” Link

Siri bypasses your iPhone security

” post to sites like Facebook and Twitter; send messages and email; make phone calls; and collect such information as calling history, contacts, and saved Maps locations all without having to unlock the phone” Link

Google Android Device Manager

Remotely ring, lock, and locate your Android devices.

Apple Updates OS X to Thwart “Leverage” Trojan

“Apple has remotely updated the Xprotect anti-malware mechanism on OS X computers blocking a new Mac Trojan (OSX/Leverage.A) that creates a backdoor on infected machines.”   Link

iOS 7 Bug Lets Anyone Bypass iPhone’s Lockscreen

“The latest version of the iPhone’s operating system currently offers a gaping hole in its old-fashioned passcode lockscreen.” Forbes

UTC network supports highest ever student, faculty, and staff demand for internet bandwidth

As many know, Apple released iOS 7 today at 1pm eastern. Due to the popularity of Apple devices, many organizations saw an enormous spike in internet traffic. UTC was no exception. At UTC users are required to register their devices before being able to access the internet on campus. This gives us the ability to see exactly what types of devices are being used by students, faculty, and staff.

Are browser cookies on the way out?

” is developing an anonymous identifier for advertising, or AdID, that would replace third-party cookies as the way advertisers track people’s Internet browsing activity for marketing purposes, according to a person familiar with the plan.” USAToday

Windows 8.1 Prices

Retail packages of Windows 8.1 will have a retail price of $119.99, and Windows 8.1 Pro will be $199.99. The Pro Pack, to convert 8.1 to 8.1 Pro, will be $99.99  ….upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1 will be no-cost. ARS