Computer Security

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Computer Security: Don’t print naked

Too many people are still printing confidential documents without caring that they might be read by third parties hanging around

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14 November, 2019
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14 November, 2019

Computer Security: When CERN.CH is not CERN…

Just like on the envelope of a normal hand-written letter, any sender address can be specified. “CERN.CH” can easily be spoofed so that an e-mail looks like it comes from someone at CERN, but actually doesn’t

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31 October, 2019
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31 October, 2019

Computer Security: A new twist for those who rely on external software

If you take advantage of the plethora of software snippets, code excerpts, libraries and the like circulating on the Internet, don’t forget that there’s a risk: is the code safe? Bug-free? Maintained? And free of any malicious components?

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16 October, 2019

Computer Security: What do apartments and computers have in common?

For the protection of your digital assets, photos, films, documents, banking access, social media, etc., make sure that you apply cyber-security best practices

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03 October, 2019

Computer security articles turn 200

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18 September, 2019
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18 September, 2019

Computer Security: Un-confidentiality when using external e-mail

Using the CERN e-mail service gives you some flexibility, but some current practices can have severe implications for password secrecy and the confidentiality of certain documents sent by e-mail

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05 September, 2019
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05 September, 2019

Computer Security: Professional access to private devices

Once you are connected to CERN’s wired or wireless networks, you are bound by CERN’s Computing Rules, which requires you to always keep your system up-to-date, fully patched and protected against unauthorised access

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15 August, 2019

Computer Security: Click me – NOT!

In late June, CERN was subjected to a wave of seemingly targeted e-mails containing a potentially malicious PDF or DOC attachment

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24 July, 2019
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24 July, 2019

Computer Security: When your mike spies on you

Here are two new twists – probably still theoretical, but both pointing towards new ways to spy on you by misusing your microphone…

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12 July, 2019

Computer Security: Welcome Summer Students!

In order to make your digital life as comfortable as possible, here are few useful things to know

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27 June, 2019

Computer Security: Serious gaming… for your own good

“Serious gaming” is the gamification of training for professional purposes. When you play a serious game, you are actually also improving your knowledge on a particular subject

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14 June, 2019

Computer Security: Software Bugs: What if?

Do you know what drugs and proprietary software have in common? You bear the consequences if the product you buy is of mediocre quality

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11 June, 2019