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Your tech is watching you.

Jackie Ferrentino for NPR

Your tech is watching you.

Jackie Ferrentino for NPR

Before I became a reporter at NPR, I worked for a few years at tech companies.

One of the companies was in the marketing technology business — the industry that’s devoted in part to tracking people and merging their information, so they can be advertised to more effectively.

That tracking happens in multiple senses: Physical tracking, because we carry our phones everywhere we go. And virtual tracking, of all the places we go online.

The more I understood how my information was being collected, shared and sold, the more I wanted to protect my privacy. But it’s still hard to know which of my efforts are actually effective and which are a waste of time.

So I reached out to experts in digital security and privacy to find out what they do to protect their stuff – and what they recommend most

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The GAO recommends that the FAA conduct a risk assessment and train inspectors to judge the security of avionics systems. It said the FAA should enact guidance that includes independent testing of cybersecurity on new plane designs.

The GAO report focused on the vulnerability of systems on planes that automatically transmit data to air traffic controllers, airline maintenance crews and others on the ground. Advanced networks carry data used to track planes, tell pilots about weather ahead, and handle secure communication between pilots and people on the ground.

The FAA said it agreed with most of the watchdog agency’s recommendations.

Malls to see fewer shoppers this holiday

For most Americans, this holiday shopping season won’t include one longtime staple: the mall.

Just 45 percent of U.S. consumers plan to go to a shopping mall this season, down from 64 percent who visited in November and December 2019, according to an

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Cryptographers are in the business of being paranoid, but their fears over quantum computers might be justified. Within the next 10 to 15 years, a quantum computer could solve some problems many millions of times faster than a classical computer and, one day, crack many of the defenses used to secure the internet.

“The worst-case scenario is quite bad,” says

Chris Peikert

, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, who has been studying cryptography for two decades.

That is why Dr. Peikert and hundreds of the world’s top cryptographers are involved in a competition to develop new encryption standards for the U.S., which would guard against both classical and quantum-computing cyberattacks.

This summer, federal officials announced the 15 algorithms that will be considered for standardization, meaning the winners would become a part of the architecture of the internet, protecting people’s sensitive data.

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Optiv Security, a security solutions integrator delivering end-to-end cybersecurity solutions, today released See Jane Secure. The e-book takes readers through a day in the life of a cyber-unaware employee and how an organization and its security professionals can defend against the employee’s actions proactively and reactively with security awareness training and services and solutions tailored to fit business needs. The e-book is one part of Optiv’s efforts to engage organizations and individuals on the need for cybersecurity training throughout Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October), an initiative led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201007005088/en/

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The book presents Optiv’s combination of people, process, and technology as a way to combat internal and external cyberthreats, and also illustrates its own solutions and services that can play a major role in alleviating

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PS5’s Demon’s Soul’s remake won’t be easy, and experiencing a power outage right before the next checkpoint could be downright catastrophic. Isn’t that game already hard enough as it is?

This past week, power protection leader Schneider Electric announced the imminent release of its new gamer-focused interruptible power supply, the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS. The upcoming gadget seeks “to protect gaming gear and maintain [players’] connection through power irregularities”, this according to the official press release.

In typical gamer aesthetic fashion, the device will feature 12 customizable RGB LED lights. Sinewave battery backup power, coupled with AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator), promises to supply a silky smooth electrical current to your Xbox Series X, PS5 or PC gaming rig during dangerous power irregularities and outages.

Even routers and modems will be protected. For those unfamiliar with this sort of technology, after the

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At a Glance

  • Researchers designed “miniproteins” that bound tightly to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and prevented the virus from infecting human cells in the lab.
  • More research is underway to test the most promising of the antiviral proteins.

The surface of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is covered with spike proteins. These proteins latch onto human cells, allowing the virus to enter and infect them. The spike binds to ACE2 receptors on the cell surface. It then undergoes a structural change that allows it to fuse with the cell. Once inside, the virus can copy itself and produce more viruses. 

Blocking entry of SARS-CoV-2 into human cells can prevent infection. Researchers are testing monoclonal antibody therapies that bind to the spike protein and neutralize the virus. But these antibodies, which are derived from immune system molecules, are large and not ideal for delivery through the nose. They’re also often

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Helps control internet programs and connections:

  • Restrict internet access.
  • Password protect internet access.
  • Schedule internet access for any or all programs.
  • Block internet websites.
  • Prevent users or groups from accessing internet.

Internet Lock is an access control and password protection solution for your internet connections and programs.
With Internet Lock, you can fully control the internet connections and programs on your computer.

By using Internet Lock, you can restrict or password protect internet access, schedule internet access,
protect internet programs on certain IP addresses or domains,
limit users to access only the websites you specified, or keep them from accessing the unwanted websites.

Restrict internet connections and programs

You can use Internet Lock to restrict internet connections and programs. Programs blocked by Internet Lock
will not be able to access the internet.

Internet Lock supports to protect all internet programs including, but not limited to:

  • Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox,
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Some Universal Tips To Protect You Against Computer Viruses

  • Use a standard user account
  • Use the Highest User Account Control Setting (UAC)
  • Use an Antivirus with Web Security
  • Enable automatic update Java
  • Keep your Windows Up to Date
  • Use a Windows EMET (Enhance Mitigation Experience Toolkit)

Use a standard user account

Now the first thing is to make sure that your user account that you’re using every day is a standard account, not an admin account. The reason most computer viruses these days especially once the drive-by without any user interaction. It really requires you to be an admin to work properly.

So if you’re just a standard user and you don’t have admin privileges, which isn’t that big of a deal. Then it means that the virus is not going to be able to install itself. Or if it is then it means it’s not going to be able … Read More