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    • Krack AttacksKRACK Attack Opens Your Wi-Fi Networks to Snooping
      Mathy VanHoef, a researcher with the imec-DistriNet Research Group at University of Leuven, Belgium has released a paper titled Key Reinstallation Attacks: Forcing Nonce Reuse in WPA2 which details a major vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless security protocol. Per VanHoef’s release notes: [A]ttackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on… [And] Depending on the network configuration, ...

Yahoo!’s 2013 Data Breach Was FAR Worse Than Reported

Posted by on October 5,2017

Via Bloomberg: “Yahoo! Triples Likely Scope of 2013 Hack to 3 Billion Users“ If you’ve ever had a Yahoo! account, the following sentence is not going to help your blood pressure: Yahoo, the internet company acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. this year, now believes a 2013 security breach exposed all 3 billion of its users […]

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Excel Tips: Using Autofilters and Subtotal() – Part Two

Posted by on September 21,2017

[In Part 1 of this series, we discussed how to use Autofilters to manage large sets of data, enabling you to work with only the records that are relevant. In this article we will explore how the Subtotal function in Excel can leverage the power of filters even more.] Sample Data Our sample data set […]

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Excel Tips: Using Autofilters and Subtotal() – Part One

Posted by on September 21,2017

Like most programs these days, Microsoft Excel is far more powerful than most folks realize. While you may not use 90% of its power, I will share with you what I think are two of the most power features that beginning Excel users can master right away. They are easy to access and understand and […]

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2017 Tech Forward Conference

Posted by on September 15,2017

Join Tech Impact and the nonprofit community for a 3-day event to engage, learn and envision how technology can transform the way we work as nonprofits. Catered to nonprofit employees in varying roles looking to use technology in a more effective way, Tech Forward will provide a forum to encourage discussion on the need to […]

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The Equifax Breach: What You Should Do

Posted by on September 8,2017

The Equifax data breach affects some 143 million people, or, once you [hopefully] factor out children and people with supposedly no credit history to track, roughly 44% of the total population of the United States. Should you be alarmed? Yes. Absolutely. But what practical steps can you take now to protect yourself, or minimize the […]

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Disaster To-Go Bags and Technology

Posted by on September 6,2017

After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, we’re looking at Irma coming into Florida (and other states) in the next few days. While people who live in hurricane areas should be ready to evacuate in the face of storms, everyone everywhere would do well to have a “To-Go” or “Bugout” Bag at the ready (wildfires, blizzards, […]

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted by on September 6,2017

October is National Cyber Security Month, and this year the National Cyber Security Alliance have teamed up with the  folks from SANS to put together a Cyber Security Awareness Toolkit. The kit includes a planning matrix, email templates, posters, videos, and a host of activities designed to encourage and increase participation in the field of […]

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IS Google Fiber Dying?

Posted by on September 5,2017

Over at Motherboard, Kayleigh Rogers revisits the first community to pilot Google’s Fiber and takes note of the fact the once-promised future of broadband has, apparently, been put on-hold: Thousands of customers in KC who had pre-registered for guaranteed service when Fiber made it to their neighborhood were given their money back earlier this year, […]

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The Cloud: A Primer

Posted by on August 18,2017

Introduction Unless you’ve been lost in the Outback for the last few years, you’ve probably heard someone make mention of “the cloud”. But you still may not know what exactly is meant by the phrases “all of my important documents are stored in the cloud” or “we back up to the cloud every night”. Essentially […]

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Google and ProPublica Team up to Build a National Hate Crime Database

Posted by on August 18,2017

Techcrunch has posted an interesting article describing a new partnership between Google and public interest journalism website ProPublica to assemble a nationwide hate crimes index. The need for trustworthy facts on the details and frequency of hate crimes and other incidents born of prejudice has never been more urgent. At this point, there is simply […]

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