Posts in Security & Surveillance

Voila App: ‘Disney’ Character Photo App Adds Filters, Privacy Concerns

July 14th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Voila App: ‘Disney’ Character Photo App Adds Filters, Privacy Concerns”

“Be aware of potential privacy concerns before uploading photos of your face to the latest and greatest AI-photo filtering apps.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


AI-powered photo filtering applications are pretty cool and getting more sophisticated upon almost every new release. One of the most recent, the Voilà AI Artist app, has taken social media by storm by providing users with AI-powered photo filters.

No arguing, the images they produce are super fun! That said, some question where the photos you upload may eventually end up and how they might affect the security of user’s identities down the road. Read more about the newest sensation, Voila, in this recent piece by Mela Seyoum for USA TODAY.


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Microsoft Patches ‘PrintNightmare’ Vulnerability In Windows, Urges Immediate Install

July 12th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Microsoft Patches ‘PrintNightmare’ Vulnerability In Windows, Urges Immediate Install”

“Microsoft users listen up; this could be critical info! “

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Heads up! Microsoft has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Windows print spooler dubbed “PrintNightmare,” recommending that users “Install these updates immediately.” It looks as if this vulnerability could lead to malware embedding and a ransomware attack.

Mike Wilson, chief technology officer and a partner at Interlink Cloud Advisors, said that Microsoft acted quickly on the patch-which was important because the vulnerability affected all versions of Windows and could lead to malware embedding and a ransomware attack.

This short read by Wade Tyler Millward for CRN.com will help you with more details.


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Why you should make every employee part of your cybersecurity strategy

July 7th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Why you should make every employee part of your cybersecurity strategy”

“Threat actors see all employees as a possible way into your company. Does your cybersecurity strategy do the same?”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


If your organization’s cybersecurity strategy is the sole responsibility of your IT department or maybe a few information security professionals, you’re living dangerously with today’s cybersecurity threat landscape. Currently, experts stress that organizations must move away from this dated approach and into a practice that includes every member of your team.

In this informative article, Stu Sjouwerman from CRN.com explains this current state of thinking in organizational cybersecurity and delivers some dos and don’ts to help your company get to a better place.


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Enabling a safe return to the workplace through smart building technology

July 6th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Enabling a safe return to the workplace through smart building technology”

“If you’re a building owner, tenant, or commercial real estate company, here is a don’t miss piece about how to ensure a safer return to the workplace! “

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Now, as vaccines roll out, lockdowns are lifted, and commercial businesses implement reopening plans, building owners and operators face the challenge of enabling a safe return to the workplace via healthy, comfortable, and engaging environments that instill confidence and trust for all building occupants.

With surveys indicating that more than 65% of employees are worried about their health in returning to the office, it’s obvious why nearly two-thirds of employers are planning to modify their facilities to ensure worker productivity, maintain business continuity, and reduce risk. Commercial real estate companies are also responding by increasing their focus on health and wellness within smart buildings.

Loaded with excellent information, this article by Betsy Conroy for Digital.smartbuildings.com gives an in-depth look at how organizations and building owners can enable a safer return to the workplace using smart technology.


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Market for software exploits is often focused on Microsoft flaws, years-old technology

June 16th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Market for software exploits is often focused on Microsoft flaws, years-old technology”

“Make sure you’ve patched your software’s older vulnerabilities! Cybercriminals are buying up older exploits for a vulnerability because they are cheaper and easy to find!”

Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


FYI, patching the latest critical software vulnerability may not be as important as making sure the most popular one from several years ago is fixed.  A new study from antivirus vendor Trend Micro found that cybercriminal forums continue to advertise exploits for a vulnerability years after a patch has been released, with sellers adjusting prices to market demand and bundling multiple old exploits together to maximize profits.

The study, which spanned nearly two years and numerous illicit marketplaces, found that almost half of all the software exploits requested on forums were for vulnerabilities that were at least three years old.

This quick read by Sean Lyngaas for Cyberscoop.com provides essential info into the study results and trends on the dark web.


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Body-worn video technology finds new use cases in the private sector

June 14th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Body-worn video technology finds new use cases in the private sector”

“Smile, soon you may be in a body cam video as the technology expands into the business world!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Bodycam video clips continue to become more prevalent in our everyday viewing of news and current events. The video footage has become increasingly important in law enforcement and public safety. As body-worn camera growth continues to rise, some are touting the technology for use in other municipal environments and the private sector as well.

In this insightful article, author Steve Lasky for Securityinfowatch.com reveals some of the trending thinking behind the expanded use of body-worn cameras and provides guidance for integrating the tech into business operations.


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