ECC Networking and Telecommunications Technology Alumni

ECC Networking and Telecommunications Technology Alumni We connect the world. We build and maintain the information superhighway. You can become a qualified technician with great income potential! Modern communications depend on equipment and delivery systems that create a variety of networks in every home, business, educational institution, hospital and plant throughout the country.

These information delivery systems are vital to our lives and the economy. Technicians are needed to build and maintain these growing networks. ECC’s Networking and Telecommunications Technology Program helps you learn the skills needed to operate, install, maintain and repair systems that create local, regional and world-wide networks.

Mission: ECC's Networking and Telecom Tech is now part of the Information Technology Department at SUNY Erie. This site is for topics of interest to alumni of Networking and Telecommunications Technology and those interested in current computer and networking topics.

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Weasels develop apps that pass the initial "sniff test" then download malware when they update or point you to a specifi...
10/01/2020
Google removes 17 Android apps designed to deploy Joker malware

Weasels develop apps that pass the initial "sniff test" then download malware when they update or point you to a specific server. Avoid shiny new apps that promise a lot for free. BTW, it's not just Android.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-removes-17-android-apps-designed-to-deploy-joker-malware/

The Joker malware has been a persistent thorn in Google's side as it keeps popping up in shady apps to infect users of the Google Play store.

"Hackers for Hire" are looking to influence the election again - looking to sow discord on both sides of the aisle. The ...
09/15/2020
As Election Day Nears, Kremlin Leans on Hackers-for-Hire |

"Hackers for Hire" are looking to influence the election again - looking to sow discord on both sides of the aisle. The aim isn't to get somebody elected, the aim is to disrupt democracy and promote "strong leader" government.

https://securityledger.com/2020/09/as-election-day-nears-kremlin-leans-on-hackers-for-hire/

The DOJ on Thursday indicted a Russian national for his role in Project Lakhta, a campaign to undermine the U.S. election and make some cash along the way.

Phishing tries to get you to log into a fake page so they can steal your credentials. If you get a message that requires...
09/05/2020
Phishing attack baits victims by promising access to quarantined emails

Phishing tries to get you to log into a fake page so they can steal your credentials. If you get a message that requires you to log into ANY account, hover over the link before you click on it. Even better, don't use the link and connect to your bank or service provider through your usual account. If the email is legitimate, you'll get a message through your account, not email.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/phishing-attack-baits-victims-by-promising-access-to-quarantined-emails

This campaign tries to steal account credentials by convincing users that their email service has quarantined three messages, says Cofense.

Working from home? Home-schooling? Understanding bandwidth is key to a better experience. Here are some tips that can he...
08/24/2020

Working from home? Home-schooling? Understanding bandwidth is key to a better experience. Here are some tips that can help.

https://static.cbsileads.com/direct/whitepapers/TR_Speed_up_your_home_office.pdf

Fall Classes are available now at www.ecc.edu. Look for classes listed under Networking and Telecom. This fall we're tea...
08/20/2020

Fall Classes are available now at www.ecc.edu. Look for classes listed under Networking and Telecom. This fall we're teaching hybrid classes with lectures online, socially-distanced live labs, online labs, simulation, and remote access to live equipment. We're meeting unique challenges with unique solutions that give you individualized instruction while keeping you safe!

Problems with you iPhone or iPad this past weekend? The bug has been exterminated!https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/26/appl...
05/27/2020
Apple fixes bug that stopped iOS apps from opening – TechCrunch

Problems with you iPhone or iPad this past weekend? The bug has been exterminated!

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/26/apple-fixes-bug-that-stopped-ios-apps-from-opening/

Apple has now resolved the bug that was plaguing iPhone and iPad apps over the weekend, causing some apps to not launch at all. The issue was related to a bug with Apple’s Family Sharing system, it appears, as users reported error messages which said “This app is no longer shared with y…

READ before you CLICK!
05/22/2020
Top 5 things to know about fleeceware

READ before you CLICK!

Fleeceware is an important cybersecurity threat to be aware of. Tom Merritt offers five things you should know fleeceware apps.

A pretty good article reviewing the top 5 videoconferencing apps. It's a little skewed because the author is more famili...
05/01/2020
Review: 5 top videoconferencing services put to the test

A pretty good article reviewing the top 5 videoconferencing apps. It's a little skewed because the author is more familiar with some apps than others, but overall it evaluates them fairly.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3540259/review-5-top-videoconferencing-services-put-to-the-test.html

We compared Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, and Google Meet in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

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