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Online Safety for College-Bound Kids

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 - Information Security  

8 online safety rules for college-bound kids Previous generations didn’t need to have “the digital talk” but in a world where what goes online stays online, it’s essential. 1. The Internet is forever – Think about future employers, including those coveted summer internships Don’t post anything online, including inappropriate photos, which would make a future […]


Email Do’s and Don’ts

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 - Information Security  

Overview Email has become one of the primary ways we communicate in our personal and professional lives. However, we can often be our own worst enemy when using it. In this newsletter, we will explain the most common mistakes people make and how you can avoid them in your day-to-day lives. Autocomplete Autocomplete is a […]


Have a scam-free vacation!

Posted: June 30th, 2014 - Information Security  

Heading out of town? Make sure you come back with a nice post-vacation glow and not a case of identity theft. Here are some things you can do to lessen the chances you’ll be a victim. Limit what you carry. Take only the ID, credit cards, and debit cards you need. Leave your Social Security card at […]


eBay Users Should Change Password due to Breach

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 - Information Security  

All eBay users should change their passwords immediately.  Due to a security breach, customer account information for eBay’s millions of users has been compromised.  To reset your password, here is the eBay password-reset page link . In a post yesterday on the company’s official blog, eBay said the “database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay […]


Did you celebrate Password Day?

Posted: May 12th, 2014 - Information Security  

May 7th was World Password Day – Did you know that length is more important than complexity for choosing your passwords?  Yup, hackers can crack (guess or determine by force) a “complex” 8 digit code in a few hours – but it takes years to crack a long passphrase, even if it looks simple!  Here’s an […]


You’ve been hacked! Now what?

Posted: April 21st, 2014 - Information Security  

From the City of Seattle, Office of Information Security – Bryant Bradbury Maybe you opened an e-mail attachment you shouldn’t have and now your computer has slowed to a crawl and other strange things are happening. Or perhaps you’re running an out-of-date, or unpatched, operating system software (such as Windows XP) and have started to […]


THE READER – New immigrant voting rights taskforce

Posted: September 4th, 2013 - Information Security  

From the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn News, Updates, and Information TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 New immigrant voting rights taskforce Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced several new efforts to support immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle, including the creation of an Immigrant Voting Rights Taskforce. The taskforce, comprised of community leaders, academics and attorneys, will […]


THE READER – New funding for more preschool slots

Posted: July 25th, 2013 - Information Security  

From the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn News, Updates, and Information WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013New funding for more preschool slots Mayor McGinn announced the award of approximately $470,000 in funding from the 2011 Families and Education Levy for investments in early learning at three Seattle preschools as part of the City of Seattle’s Step Ahead […]


Dropbox/WordPress threat vectors

Posted: July 17th, 2013 - Information Security  

  Well, isn’t this just special?   –Chinese Cyberespionage Group Using Dropbox and WordPress (July 10, 2013) A Chinese cyberespionage group has reportedly begun using Dropbox and WordPress to spread malware and further its forays into target computer networks. The group is the same one believed to have been responsible for attacks on the New […]


SANS NewsBites Vol. 15 Num. 054 : Vulnerabilities in Emergency Alert Systems; EPIC Asks Supreme Court to Halt NSA Phone Data Collection; Dark Seoul Attacks are Part of Larger Cyberespionage Operation

Posted: July 11th, 2013 - Information Security  

TOP OF THE NEWS –Vulnerabilities in Emergency Alert Systems (July 8, 2013) Late last month, the US Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issued a vulnerability note about vulnerabilities in certain Emergency Alert System decoders, devices used to interrupt television and radio broadcasts. The flaws could be exploited to gain control of the systems and broadcast […]