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The Silk Road trial is about more than just Ross Ulbricht

On October 2, 2013, Ross Ulbricht was arrested under the FBI allegation that he was the owner of the Deep Web entity, The Silk Road. The Silk Road Marketplace was known for being an online black market with a particular platform for selling illegal drugs. All transactions were done using the Tor ...

Adobe Typekit Commends CASIT Web Team

CASIT Web Services received a nice shout-out from the folks at the Adobe Typekit blog for their work on the web sites for the School of Music and Dance, the Department of English, and the Cinema Studies program. Typekit is the service that our web team uses to provide the fonts for those sites. To ...

Improving Security on Your Facebook Account

Facebook enjoys giving itself a facelift every few months or so it seems, and its security and privacy settings are no different. Sophos’s Naked Security blog offers five tips to increase the security of your Facebook account, including limiting your Facebook timeline to friends, allowing only ...

Apple Safari 7.0.4 Released; No Update for Snow Leopard

Apple has released a security update for Safari, its native Mac OS X browser, pushing it up to version 7.0.4. The update patches vulnerabilities in Safari that could allow attackers to install malware via maliciously crafted websites. To check for and download updates, go to the Apple Menu -> ...

eBay Customer Data Stolen

eBay revealed today that the company suffered a major security breach three months ago, confirming that a database containing encrypted passwords, email addresses, dates of birth, and other customer data, was compromised sometime between late February and early March. eBay has approximately 128 ...

Google Announces Google Classroom

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, Google introduced the beta version of Google Classroom today. Classroom is a free tool that helps teachers get their classrooms online. From Google’s official blog: “[Google Classroom] helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, ...

AOL E-mail System Breached; User Information Stolen

Earlier this week, AOL notified its users that it was investigating a security breach of its e-mail system; a breach which possibly compromised around 500,000 user accounts according to some estimates. If you are a user of any of AOL’s services, it is highly recommended you change your ...

Important Security Update for Adobe Flash Player

Adobe released an emergency security update for Flash Player today. This update patches a vulnerability that could allow attackers to spy on infected users’ computers. It’s unknown what kind of malware could have been delivered through the vulnerability because the people behind the ...

Major Internet Explorer Vulnerability Discovered

This past weekend, Microsoft announced that versions 6 through 11 of Internet Explorer are vulnerable to attackers via “drive-by attacks” from malicious websites. Previously unknown, this security flaw allows attackers to execute harmful computer code remotely, enabling them to hijack ...

Heartbleed Bug Poses Serious Threat to Many Websites

Earlier this week, security researchers discovered a serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, which is used to protect many web sites including Facebook, Gmail, and Yahoo. The flaw is known popularly as the Heartbleed Bug and allows anyone to view usernames, email, and passwords ...
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