Sunday, July 10, 2016

For my Computer Security students.  What can you teach your CEO?
Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Hijacked by Prolific OurMine Hackers
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s own Twitter account was briefly hijacked early this morning, topping off a recent string of similar attacks.  The hack appears to have been the work of OurMine, the same group that previously compromised social media accounts belonging to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Who does it best and how do they do it?  I doubt it is volume only. 
US claims progress fighting ISIS on Twitter
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) Twitter traffic has dropped 45 percent in the past two years, the Obama administration told The Associated Press. 
   The U.S. and its allies have countered messages from ISIS on social media with its own messages that say the terrorist group "slaughters childhood," "kills innocence" and "lashes purity." 
Memes and images depicting the group's treatment of women and children are presented in Arabic and distributed with Muslim governments, religious leaders and schools. 
   "Anti-ISIL audiences are increasingly vocal on social media.  This only weakens ISIL's ability to recruit, a key aim of our messaging efforts."
Data from the AP shows anti-ISIS messages now overpower pro-ISIS content 6-1.

For my students too?
In January, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company would open its first iOS app development center in Europe.  Now more details have been announced, with the company announcing that it will open the first iOS Developer Academy in cooperation with the University of Naples Federico II campus in San Giovanni a Teduccio, Italy. 
   Students will spend their first semester enhancing and improving their iOS software development skills, while the second semester will focus on startup creation and app design.  During the second semester, students will team together to create apps for possible release on the App Store.
To apply or learn more about the academy, students can visit the University of Naples website where they'll need to take an online test available in either English or Italian.  Successful candidates will then move to interviews.  The university is also accepting applications for teachers for the academy.

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