Monday, August 15

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CampusNet Goes Down After a Suspected Cyber Attack
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CampusNet Goes Down After a Suspected Cyber Attack

Anyone that has been on campus today will most likely have noticed that the RHUL CampusNet wifi has been particularly temperamental, with certain web pages not loading, for instance, TurnItIn. Obviously this is a massive inconvenience, especially during the most chaotic week of term with many students having had deadlines earlier on in the day. But this isn’t an issue specific to RoHo and rather is affecting most universities across the country because the network – JANET – has been down following, what is suspected to be, a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) cyber attack. DDoS attacks work by created fake traffic to a webpage causing it to become overwhelmed, which in turn, slows it down and makes it inaccessible. So whilst Moodle, Campus Connect and RHUL emails are working normal...
How my photos ended up on a ‘sugardaddy’ site
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How my photos ended up on a ‘sugardaddy’ site

Many of us upload selfies of photos of things we have done to social media so we can share with our friends, family, and other virtual acquaintances. Internet search engines have clocked onto the popularity of images and allow us to search images across the web just like we search key words. Websites like www.imageraider.com and www.tineye.com allow us to conduct reverse image images. Conducting reverse image searches is useful and advisable. Why? Because if you have ever been a victim of identity theft you will want to know who has stolen your pictures and impersonating you elsewhere on the world wide web. I did this recently and found a picture of myself: someone was pimping me out as a sugar daddy! I am not the first nor will I be the last to have a selfie stolen and misused. A numbe...