InfoSec News Nuggets 08/24/2021

Caller ID Spoofing Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number, or spoof a number from a company or a government agency that you may already know and trust. If you answer, they use scam scripts to try to steal your money or valuable personal information,…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 3/20/2020

1 - US Commerce Dept Shares Tips On Securing Virtual Meetings The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today shared a number of measures that should be taken by remote workers to prevent eavesdropping and protect their privacy during virtual meetings while working from home during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Jeff Greene, the director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the NIST said that "if virtual meetings are not set up correctly,…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 2/13/2020

1 - Robot with coronavirus advice hits Times Square Worried about the spread of coronavirus? A five-foot tall (1.5 meter) Promobot might have your answer. The robot with a friendly face rolled into Times Square on Monday to help provide information about the new virus. Curious passersby stopped, filled out a short questionnaire on an iPad-like touch screen attached to the robot’s chest, and even had a conversation with the machine. Promobot was created by…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 12/20/2019

1 - The weird future of brain-computer interfaces: Replacing passwords with thoughts and mind-reading bosses who can tell when you are bored Brain computer interfaces may sound futuristic, but adoption of such systems -- which allow signals from the brain to be recorded or used to control technology -- is on the rise. Much of the development work going on around BCIs is focused on medical uses for the tech, but consumer applications of BCIs…
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