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Bottom Line I.T. with Special Guest Malachi Crane

Bottom Line IT
October 26, 2018 4:00 PM

Malachi Crane

Bottom Line I.T. with Erik Jacobsen and Mike Maddox
Guest Speaker: Malachi Crane

October 23, 2018

Segment 1
Google+ to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug

Google is in hot water after it was discovered that a security bug opened the doors for third party developers. Apparently, this has been an issue since 2015. The bug allowed third party developers to have access to Google+ user profiles. Even though Google patched the bug in March, they didn’t let anyone in on it.

Segment 2
New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom

Yossi Appleboum, a security expert, provided a nice little detailed report that states China’s intelligence services were ordering subcontractors to plant malicious chips in server motherboards intended for the United States. The scary part of this is that this is not the first time we’ve seen malicious chips being planted in hardware- and it certainly won’t be the last.

Segment 3
Instagram is using new tools to detect bullying on the platform

Instagram is taking a proactive approach to tackle bullying on the social media app. Through machine learning, the app will be able to detect bullying that poses a threat to a person’s well-being and heath, or attacks a person’s appearance or character. The photo will then be reviewed by a human moderator to see if the photo is in violation of Instagram’s guidelines.

Segment 4: Guest Speaker Malachi Crane
Malachi Crane serves as the Vice President at American Office Solutions overseeing sales, client retention, marketing and daily operations. His background includes serving within higher education, media management and consulting as well as fundraising for non-profit organizations. Malachi holds a bachelor’s in communications as well as a master’s degree in management. He loves technology and is an avid fan of Apple.

Learn more about AOS: http://getaos.com

Segment 5: Guest Speaker: Malachi Crane
The price of poor printer security is too costly to be overlooked

Is your office still using that ancient printer? And no matter how many times you beg your boss to upgrade, the answer is always no? Well, we might just have a different angle for you. When you hear ‘cybersecurity’, its not uncommon to instantly think about computers, email and servers being at risk. But printers, copiers, and multifunction devices also connect to the network and are at risk.

Segment 6 – Bottom Line Security
Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever

Most of us can remember a time when our landlines would ring at the precise moment we picked up our fork and knife to dig into dinner. Chances were it was either grandma calling or a telemarketer…or someone pretending to be one of two. Voice-phising isn’t new, but it is becoming more sophisticated. Some calls are made by a live person, others are using a combination of humans and automation (aka robots). So how can you tell if it’s really your bank calling or if it’s someone pretending to be your bank?

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