Beware the false "update" link for apps! Verify the link you're using to download an app before you click on it, or go directly to the company's site to download the update. Sending fraudulent "update" links is a common method for directing users to sites where personal information can be compromised. —Luis E. Garcia II, Graduate Student - Computer Science; Team: Capture the Flag Application Security
Posted October 12th, 2010
As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, computer science and information technology students offer tips on how they keep their own personal information safe and dodge traps set by clever hackers. The students are members of the School of Engineering's prestigious Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) Lab and the masterminds behind Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), the most comprehensive set of challenges for elite computer science students.
On October 29, more than 300 finalists from across the continental United States will compete for prizes and scholarships on the School of Engineering Brooklyn campus by solving the kinds of simulated security crises likely to emerge in an increasingly wired world.