10 Apr 2020

Wi-Fi Peeks into Buildings to Check Social Distancing

A new tool that went live on April 3 allows college administrators to monitor buildings using Wi-Fi technology to ensure that people are practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The tech allows these administrators to identify locations on campus where concentrations of people are high, aiding them

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17 Jun 2019

Three US Universities Disclose Data Breaches Over Two-Day Span

A recent string of data breaches impacting three US universities serves as a reminder that universities are major targets for cybercrime. Graceland University discovered that an “unauthorized user gained access to the email accounts of current employees,” and was thereby able to obtain the personal information of anyone who had

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11 Jun 2019

8.4TB in email metadata exposed in university data leak

A leaky ElasticSearch database exposed 8.4TB worth of email metadata belonging to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a security researcher with Cloudflare discovered on May 22. The unsecured database contained 9.5 billion rows of data and was actively being used when the researcher found it through a Shodan search. Shodan is

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