News for 2015

How Easy is it to Break Your Passwords? You will be Surprised by the Answer! 

 Posted date: June 30, 2015  No Comments

All passwords are hashed before being stored. A hash is a one-way function that transforms an input into a jumbled output.  Hacking software often utilizes brute force attacks to try every single combination of characters to crack a password. There ...

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Password Manager App “LastPass” Discloses Breach

 Posted date: June 29, 2015  No Comments

LastPass is a well-known password manager which offers users a central place to store passwords and helps make passwords more secure.  However, they lost email addresses and password reminders in a recent breach of their databases by hackers.  Whil ...

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Join Team ASK For Bike MS – Supporting Multiple Sclerosis Research

 Posted date: June 26, 2015  No Comments

  ASK is sponsoring a team for Bike MS, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Led by ASK president Mike Maddox, Team ASK will be riding to raise awareness and funds for MS research. Date: July 11-12, 2015 Location: Milford ...

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Do You Own Your Car?  Not According to GM!

 Posted date: June 25, 2015  No Comments

GM is asking the Copyright Office to stop granting exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act allowing consumers to jailbreak the code in their car engines.  By disallowing jailbreaking, all unofficial DIYers or non-GM mechanics would be exc ...

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Apple and Google Push Government to Embrace Encryption

 Posted date: June 24, 2015  No Comments

Led by New America’s Open Technology Institute, 150 tech firms have petitioned President Obama and federal leaders to stop requiring backdoors for law enforcement surveillance (and by inference, spying) on unencrypted data.  The latest versions of ...

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Dassault Systemes Living Heart Project – Bottom Line IT

 Posted date: June 23, 2015  No Comments

Dassault Systemes Living Heart Project – Technology Changing the World.  Dassault has created a high-fidelity scientifically validated 3D simulator of a four-chamber human heart.  The realistic simulation will aid researchers seeking new unde ...

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IBM is Making Some Amazing Predictions about the Future of Artificial Intelligence

 Posted date: June 22, 2015  No Comments

IBM is Making Some Amazing Predictions about the Future of Artificial Intelligence.  IBM’s signature AI system, Watson, has already gained notoriety for beating Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings and for creating new recipes.  At a recent World of Wa ...

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Blue Cross Data Breach Affects 1.1 Million Customers

 Posted date: June 19, 2015  No Comments

Blue Cross Data Breach Affects 1.1 Million Customers. The attack was similar to earlier hacks perpetrated at insurers Premera and Anthem, with similar methods used.  A fake website was set up to capture information which closely mimicked the domain ...

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Plastc Card May Be Way to Finally Get a Consolidated Loyalty Card App

 Posted date: June 18, 2015  No Comments

Plastc Card May Be Way to Finally Get a Consolidated Loyalty Card App.  Plastc is a card that replaces all your other cards.  By programming each existing card into Plastc, you can swipe to select which card you want to use at checkout, and then it ...

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Webinar: The World’s Most Famous Hacker on Email Security

 Posted date: June 16, 2015  No Comments

Our email encryption partner, Zix, will be having a conversation about the inherent insecurity of email with the world’s most famous hacker, Kevin Mitnick, on June 17th, 2015. This notorious black hat turned white hat hacker will share thought- ...

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