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Neenah schools remain closed following cyber security issue


NEENAH (NBC 26) — For the second day in a row, schools within the Neenah Joint School District will remain closed Wednesday due to a cyber security situation affecting the district.

Neenah schools closed Tuesday as the investigation into the IT security incident continues. Mary Pfeiffer, Neenah Joint School District superintendent, said a potential unauthorized access to the school data system caused an outage to the district’s internet, phone systems and several software applications.

At this time, Pfeiffer said they don’t believe confidential or personal information has been compromised.
Teachers spent Tuesday creating non-digital lesson plans, a challenge when a lot of that information is on the district’s server.

“In March of 2020, we shifted our staff to all virtual – at least for a short period of time – and now we’re telling them, ‘no more technology,” Pfeiffer said. “It’s been an incredible year. Another incredible year. And now to have to pivot one more time for something that we didn’t have control of, that can be pretty frustrating.”

Michael Patton, director of the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, doesn’t have direct knowledge of this investigation, but said a concern in this type of situation would be that data is taken. He said access to an organization’s server can happen with just one click on a faulty link or video.

“Whatever you open has as much access to your work computer as you do. They get to do things essentially as you,” Patton said. “Your organization may have permissions in their network that allow for you to share things across computers. So the bad actors would leverage that sharing capability, and move throughout your network and infect lots of other things.”

That’s why Patton said it’s best to separate work and personal.

“Maybe we want to check our Facebook or do some online shopping. Just recognize that if you’re doing that from your work machine, that could allow whatever mistakes you make into your work space,” Patton said.

He added people should always be vigilant and skeptical about things they open online.

The Neenah Joint School District is working to restore phone and internet access for…

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OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7T Series Getting OxygenOS 11.0.5.1 Update With WhatsApp Media Issue Fix


OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series smartphones are receiving an OxygenOS update which fixes an issue where users were unable to send and receive media on WhatsApp. Bundled with the update is the December 2021 Android security patch. Only the update for OnePlus 7T is rolling out in India. OnePlus 7 series was launched in May 2019 while OnePlus 7T series was launched in September 2019. The OnePlus 7 series was launched with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box, while OnePlus 7T series was launched with Android 10 out-of-the-box.

Through a couple of posts on its Community Forum, OnePlus mentioned that OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro are receiving OxygenOS 11.0.5.1 update. The update is rolling out in Europe and the global markets for all four smartphones. However, only the OnePlus 7T series is receiving its update in India.

As mentioned, the OxygenOS update brings a fix for the issue where users were unable to send and receive media on WhatsApp. Along with this, OnePlus has also improved the system stability on all four flagship smartphones from 2019. Bundled with the update is the December 2021 Android security patch.

The update is scheduled to have a gradual rollout with select users receiving the update initially. Rest of the users are said to receive the update in the coming days once no critical bugs are found. The size of the update was not mentioned but users are advised to update the smartphone under a strong Wi-Fi connection and while it is put on charging. The update should reach all users automatically over-the-air. However, keen users can manually check for the update by heading to Settings > System > System updates.

OnePlus 7 series was launched in May 2019 and came with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. In September 2019, the flagship smartphones received Android 10 and received Android 11 in March 2021. OnePlus 7T was launched in September 2019 and OnePlus 7T Pro was launched in October 2019. Both phones were launched with Android 10 out-of-the-box and received their Android 11 update along with the OnePlus 7 series.


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Strange issue with my Asus laptop Windows 10, Not sure if caused by Malware


 

Please follow ..:

 

Run CKScanner

  • Download CKScanner from here and save it to your desktop.
  • Doubleclick CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
  • After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click Save List To File.
  • A message box will verify that the file is saved.
  • Double-click the CKFiles.txt icon on your desktop and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.

 

Check the operating system

 

  • Press Windows icon on your Desktop, together with the letter R.
  • Type cmd, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run Command Prompt as administrator.
  • Copy and paste the following command and press Enter:
slmgr /dli
  • After running the command, you will get a report. Please take a screenshot of what you got and attach it in your next reply. Here is an article where you can see how do you take a screenshot with the snipping tool, in case you need it.

 

Scanning with SecurityCheck by glax24

 

  • Download SecurityCheck by glax24 from here and remember the tool on the desktop.
  • Run the program right-click the administrator name
  • Wait for the scan to finish. It will open in a text file named SecurityType.txt. Copy the contents of this file to your next post
  • You can find this file in the root of the system disk in a folder called SecurityCheck, C: \ SecurityCheck \ SecurityCheck.txt

 

Re-scan with FRST

 

  • Double-click FRST.exe/FRST64.exe to run it.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • When finished, it will produce logs called FRST.txt and Addition.txt in the same directory the tool was run from.
  • Please copy and paste the logs in your next reply.

 

 

CK Scanner Log:

 

CKScanner 2.5 – Additional Security Risks – These are not necessarily bad

c:program files (x86)asusatk packageatk…

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Security is fast becoming the industry’s biggest issue, Security


There’s panic playing out regarding phone scamming and text fraud in the UK. It’s not hard to see why – just look at the statistics from Ofcom on reported scam attempts (below). They imply that we’re all at the sharp end, with the entire population either on the phone getting harassed, or on the phone making the scam calls.

That’s only a slight exaggeration. I’m speaking as one who (like many others) seemed at one stage to be getting multiple calls a week enquiring after my health following my ‘recent car accident’. My colleague Martyn Warwick took decisive action, stationing an ear-splitting whistle near the phone and attempting to deafen any telephonic miscreant that dared to have a go.

We’re scammin’, scammin’; Scammin’ till the break of dawn (apologies to Bob Marley)

According to Ofcom, text scams are the most common, with three quarters of 16-34-year-olds targeted.  It says almost 45 million people have been on the receiving end of potential scam texts or calls in the last three months, with more than 80% saying they had received a suspicious message, in the form of either a text, recorded message or live phone call to a landline or mobile. So that’s 44.6 million slightly annoyed right up to fully traumatised adults in the UK in the wake of the scamming epidemic.  

The overall effect, quite apart from the distress caused and sometimes financial loss suffered, is a growing collective disenchantment with what used to be called the ‘communications revolution’. Anecdotally we hear of people ditching their phones and curtailing their online life, convinced that very little is being done to banish the scammers.  

What about the big boys?

Of more immediate concern to the telecoms industry, though, are the activities of the well  organised crime syndicates, sometimes allegedly operating at the behest of foreign governments (you know who you are) orchestrating major hacks and ransomware attacks on not just public and private computer systems but also intelligent telecoms  infrastructure. Just last week BT announced that it was springing into action, because, it said, cyber attacks were proliferating at an unprecedented rate and it had calculated  that…

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