Grade Hacking

There is a grade changing scandal over at Walt Whitman High School locally in Montgomery County Maryland. A teacher noticed that the grades in the system did not match what he or she entered. Investigation has found 54 changes. Montgomery County Schools CTO Sherwin Collette said they believe teacher’s passwords were obtained through the use …

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Disable Wireless when Wired Connected

This week Steve Riley of Microsoft wrote that “customers have asked for a way to configure a computer to automatically disable the wireless NIC when Ethernet is in use.” Nevertheless this will not be a feature in Windows 7, the next version of Windows. Steve writes that this is only a security issue if the …

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A whole new kind of bluejack

Johnny Cache has uncovered flaws in bluetooth implementations from Toshiba. Brian Krebs reports in his SecurityFix blog. Apparently its a Toshiba bluetooth driver that is also used by Dell. In a refreshing change from how Apple responded to their wireless driver vulnerability, A Dell spokesperson said SecureWorks shared an exploit with the company that worked …

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