Location Tracking: A Privacy Concern

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Isabell Gaylord, ,

location tracking connecting a phone and a truck for delivery

If you have a cellphone, you’ve probably used location tracking. Indeed, the majority of consumers are carrying a smart device that is consistently sending out private information like location data. However, smartphones are just one of the many smart devices that are transmitting extremely accurate details concerning the user’s activity and whereabouts. This is not … Read more

Smart Cards Security In Biometrics

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David Smith, ,

Smart Card Isometric Mobile Phone And Internet Banking. Online Payment Security Transaction Via Credit Card smart cards

Identity and Access Control Smart cards are essential to electronic identity and access management solutions. Indeed, this has been the case for at least 30 years now. Identity and access management can allow or deny access to specific users based on the business needs. Identity cards come in various form factors. This can range from … Read more

Cybercriminals in Movies and TV Shows

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Frankie Wallace, ,

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Hollywood has long held a certain image of cybercriminals. What they look like, how they commit their crimes, and their motivations. However, like many things in Hollywood, the portrayal of hackers and cybercrime in general often misses the mark. A lone-wolf hacker takes on a corrupt corporation. They simultaneously drain their enemies bank accounts while … Read more

Data Manipulation Attacks And How To Counter Them

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Liza Brooke, ,

Data Manipulation Attacks

The major threat of cyber crime has spread all over the United States, including both public and private sectors. Cybersecurity experts are always warning that hackers and bad actors plan to manipulate all major fields. Indeed, data manipulation attacks will target financial, healthcare, and government data. However, the worst part is that the leading industries … Read more

Ransomware: Harbinger of the Future

Author(s):

Scott Blough | Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Security Studies at Tiffin University, ,

Ransomware

The recent spate of ransomware attacks on Texas municipalities is a harbinger for the future of cyber-crime. In fact, according to various news sources, as of August 23rd, 2019, at least 22 municipalities in Texas have been affected by this recent ransomware outbreak. Although not all of those affected have gone public, there have been … Read more