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Pace University launches cyber security institute


Pace University has announced a new institute to help address the nation’s acute shortage of trained cyber security professionals. The Seidenberg Cyber Security Institute at Pace will partner with academia, industry, and government to become a hub for research and practical applications as well as a center for hands-on training. The new institute is part of Pace’s 28-year-old Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, one of the first comprehensive computing schools in the country.

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Students Hack Microsoft’s Kinect to Assist the Visually Impaired


University of Pennsylvania students Eric Berdinis and Jeff Kiske, have hacked Microsoft’s Kinect to Assist the visually Impaired and a number of vibration actuators. The students were asked to develop a medical device for their embedded systems class. So they developed Kinecthesia camera system that detects the location and depth of objects using Kinect sensor.

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VCU server hacked to compromise personal data of 175K


Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)  server has been attacked by the Hackers which contains the personal information of faculty and students. VCU Health System patients were not affected. It was reported that suspicious files were found on server containing sensitive data. According to forensic reports it was found that Hackers accessed the system from an IP address within the United States.

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Santa Clara University: Hacker changed grades of 60 students


Santa Clara University officials have reported that their academic records database was hacked to improve the grades of more than 60 old and present undergraduate students. The FBI started investigation and no arrests have been reported. Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dennis Jacobs has said that “They are taking security measures to reduce the chances of any intrusion in the future.”

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