#infosec | Vermont Schools Spy on What Students Do Online

Schools in Vermont are hiring companies to monitor what their students post and search for online. According to a report by investigative journalism platform VTDigger, five schools in the Green Mountain State hired Burlington-based firm Social Sentinel to track the online activities of their students.  Social Sentinel uses keyword-based algorithms and machine learning to…

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#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Harmful application of deepfakes ‘growing rapidly online,’ new report warns

As California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation banning distribution of deepfake videos and pictures of political candidates within 60 days of an election, Deeptrace — an Amsterdam-based cybersecurity firm that provides deep learning and computer vision technologies for the detection and online monitoring of synthetic media – was preparing to…

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#computersecurity | Why is this online banking security feature common in other countries, but not Canada?

Google offers it, some video games require it, but three of Canada’s big five banks don’t even want to talk about two-factor authentication (2FA), an extra layer of online security that some experts say banks should be required to provide to help protect consumers.  It’s a “very, very risky situation” according to Dr. Kevin Streff,…

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | DVIDS – News – Learn to Reduce Online Threats During Cybersecurity Month at NSA Souda Bay, Greece

Stolen passwords. Data breaches. Identity theft. Divulging sensitive information. These can be the results of bad judgement, policy violations, or simply using weak online security measures. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is held every October to emphasize personal accountability and stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity…

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