Tag: Indiana University

What is it with our educational institutions?

I just don’t get why universities can’t get their data security acts together. They seem behind the times in almost every facet, and the news of breaches keep on coming. The latest is Indiana University getting hacked to the tune of 5,300 student records. Doesn’t surprise me that computer science degree enrollments are down.

Student phishing research leaves many whining

Two student from Indiana University recently performed an experiment to determine the vulnerability of their fellow students to phishing attempts. Using information gleened from the public internet, they forged sender information, sending out lures that directed recipients to username/password entry pages.

While the report did not outline the results of the study, one things was proven – college students don’t get phishing and fraud, and they are big whiners.