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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.

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Got a Linux server? There's a serious Linux vulnerability that you need to fix NOW.https://www.techrepublic.com/article/...
07/02/2022
Patch now: A newly discovered critical Linux vulnerability probably affects your systems

Got a Linux server? There's a serious Linux vulnerability that you need to fix NOW.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/patch-now-a-newly-discovered-critical-linux-vulnerability-probably-affects-your-systems/

Dubbed PwnKit, it's been sitting in a user policy module used in Linux distros for over a decade and can be used by anyone to gain root privileges. Here's what you can do to protect your systems.

Log4J is a massive security risk. Does it directly affect you? Have you already been exploited? What can you do about it...
15/12/2021
Log4j mitigation advice for Microsoft security and IT admins

Log4J is a massive security risk. Does it directly affect you? Have you already been exploited? What can you do about it? This article offers links and critical advice.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3644114/log4j-mitigation-advice-for-microsoft-security-and-it-admins.html

The Log4j vulnerability affects many applications running on Microsoft networks. Use this advice to determine whether your network has been exploited and to mitigate the issue.

Major security flaws in Google Chrome. Make sure you're up to date. Go to Chrome, click on Settings, then Help, then Abo...
03/09/2021
Google sounds the alarm over nasty Chrome vulnerabilities

Major security flaws in Google Chrome. Make sure you're up to date. Go to Chrome, click on Settings, then Help, then About Google Chrome. Check your version. Current version starts with 93. If not, Chrome's “About” section will likely tell you that you need to update and restart your browser.

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-sounds-the-alarm-over-nasty-chrome-vulnerabilities

Seven high-severity vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome

Admins, you're under attack from state-sponsored foreign invaders. Here's a roadmap on how you can fight back.https://ww...
02/07/2021
US and UK issue rare joint guidance in response to Russian GRU brute force campaign

Admins, you're under attack from state-sponsored foreign invaders. Here's a roadmap on how you can fight back.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3624008/us-and-uk-issue-rare-joint-guidance-in-response-to-russian-gru-brute-force-campaign.html

CISOs should leverage this guidance to help get the resources they need to make these and other cyberattacks too costly for nation-state threat actors and criminals.

Dell owners - especially new systems - this is for you. Please remember that you should do an image backup of your syste...
24/06/2021
Flaws in Dell's over-the-air device recovery and update impacts millions of devices

Dell owners - especially new systems - this is for you. Please remember that you should do an image backup of your system before applying any BIOS/UEFI updates.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3622968/flaws-in-dells-over-the-air-device-recovery-and-update-impacts-millions-of-devices.html

As many as 40 million Dell devices are vulnerable to targeted man-in-the-middle attacks. Dell advises BIOS/UEFI updates.

Are M1 Macs having a major storage issue? Replacing a solid state drive is NOT an option.https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/23/...
03/03/2021
M1 Mac users report excessive SSD usage, potentially affecting the component's lifespan - 9to5Mac

Are M1 Macs having a major storage issue? Replacing a solid state drive is NOT an option.

https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/23/m1-mac-users-report-excessive-ssd-usage-potentially-affecting-the-components-lifespan/

Some advanced users have been reporting an overuse of the SSD for writing and reading data on the newly released Macs with M1, Apple’s first computer chip based on ARM architecture. The issue could eventually affect the lifespan of the internal SSD used in M1 Macs — not to mention the machine it...

Critical news for Cisco admins!https://www.networkworld.com/article/3609510/cisco-issues-3-critical-warnings-around-aci-...
01/03/2021
Cisco issues 3 critical warnings around ACI, NS-OX security holes

Critical news for Cisco admins!

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3609510/cisco-issues-3-critical-warnings-around-aci-ns-ox-security-holes.html

Cisco issued three security advisories rated “critical” for some of its high-end software systems – two aimed at its Application Services Engine (ASE) implementation and one at the NX-OS operating system. The most concerning warning came for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Multi...

12/02/2021
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The future of work. What workers will robots replace in the next 10 years? 20 years?

Plan your future accordingly!

https://static.cbsileads.com/direct/whitepapers/TR_Robotics_in_the_enterprise_ebook_r2.pdf

11/12/2020
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Is working from home putting stress on your home network? Here's why - and what you can do about it.

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

Bad actors are trying to misinform people and influence their vote.https://www.adweek.com/blognetwork/intel-officials-sa...
22/10/2020
Intel Officials Say Iran, Russia Seeking to Influence Election

Bad actors are trying to misinform people and influence their vote.

https://www.adweek.com/blognetwork/intel-officials-say-iran-russia-seeking-to-influence-election/81457

Director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe warned Wednesday that Russia and Iran are behind efforts to sway public opinions related to the 2020 presidential election. (The Hill) “We have confirmed that some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran, and separately by Russia,.....

Weasels develop apps that pass the initial "sniff test" then download malware when they update or point you to a specifi...
01/10/2020
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.

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