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In Other News | Posted 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Lower Merion Case Heats Up | 3,348 views

A key player in the Lower Merion webcam controversy made a public statement regarding the allegations. Assistant principal Lynn Matsko held a press announcement (not a press conference). She stated that she is “legally and ethically prohibited from commenting at …

In Other News | Posted 22 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on PA School Responds To Spying Accusations | 2,661 views

The Lower Merion School District has made a public response to the lawsuit brought by the Robbins family. The district claims that the district has remotely activated the webcam 42 times in response to reports of lost or stolen laptops. …

Data Management | Posted 21 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Adobe Pushing Third Party Software? | 1,330 views

Security researcher Aviv Raff has revealed that the Adobe Download Manager can be tricked into installing third party software. Adobe has responded, and stated that they are working with Raff to resolve the issue. Unexpected Adobe updates should …

In Other News | Posted 19 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on PA School Accused Of Spying On Students | 2,353 views

A suburban family has filed a lawsuit against the Lower Merion School District for spying on the student at home via a school supplied laptop. The family has requested class status for all students that received a laptop from the …

Communications | Posted 15 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Mass Cell Phone Tracking | 1,621 views
Cell Tower Map

According to a CNET article, the Department of Justice is attempting to gain access to cell phone tower data. The government is not requesting access to specific call records, but is instead asking for connection records from various en …

Malware Tools | Posted 14 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Malware | 1,325 views
Click Me Candy Heart

The Valentine’s Day malware is making its rounds. Disguised as ecards or greetings, the malware hopes to entice unsuspecting recipients into clicking on the links which are sent in email. Once clicked, the recipient gets a whole bunch of surprises …

In Other News | Posted 9 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Holy Cow Adobe! 16 Months! | 1,146 views

Threatpost is reporting that a known issue with Adobe Flash has been unchecked for 16 months. Apparently a procedural error and buzz around the pending Flash 10 release led to the oversight. The issue has been fixed in version …