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Mold Battles: Safeguarding Lib1

In this week’s Princh Library Blog post, guest writer Nina Grant explores how libraries tackle the challenge of mold in their collections. Discover the behind-the-scenes efforts librarians make to keep books safe and sound! Mold in libraries is like that uninvited guest at a book club — it just shows up, especially in the older […]

Alleged Extortioner of Psychot1

Prosecutors in Finland this week commenced their criminal trial against Julius Kivimäki, a 26-year-old Finnish man charged with extorting a once popular and now-bankrupt online psychotherapy practice and thousands of its patients. In a 2,200-page report, Finnish authorities laid out how they connected the extortion spree to Kivimäki, a notorious hacker who was convicted in […]

The Benefits of a Study Suppor1

In this week’s Princh Library Blog post, guest writer Sam L. Bowman discusses the benefits of study support programs at libraries and why your library should also think about including them! Enjoy! Libraries have been around for thousands of years and have shown astounding benefits in providing information and promoting literacy. However, in recent years […]

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Novem1

Microsoft today released updates to fix more than five dozen security holes in its Windows operating systems and related software, including three “zero day” vulnerabilities that Microsoft warns are already being exploited in active attacks. The zero-day threats targeting Microsoft this month include CVE-2023-36025, a weakness that allows malicious content to bypass the Windows SmartScreen […]

It’s Still Easy for Anyone to

In the summer of 2022, KrebsOnSecurity documented the plight of several readers who had their accounts at big-three consumer credit reporting bureau Experian hijacked after identity thieves simply re-registered the accounts using a different email address. Sixteen months later, Experian clearly has not addressed this gaping lack of security. I know that because my account […]

Who’s Behind the SWAT USA Resh

Last week, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that one of the largest cybercrime services for laundering stolen merchandise was hacked recently, exposing its internal operations, finances and organizational structure. In today’s Part II, we’ll examine clues about the real-life identity of “Fearlless,” the nickname chosen by the proprietor of the SWAT USA Drops service. Based in […]

Russian Reshipping Service ‘SW

The login page for the criminal reshipping service SWAT USA Drop. One of the largest cybercrime services for laundering stolen merchandise was hacked recently, exposing its internal operations, finances and organizational structure. Here’s a closer look at the Russia-based SWAT USA Drop Service, which currently employs more than 1,200 people across the United States who […]

Recap Of The Summer Reading Ch1

Take a look back at summer with us in this week’s Princh Library Blog! More specifically at the Summer Reading Challenge happening in Newham Libraries! Read the article written by the Stratford Library’s Supervisor, Selena Encalada Reyes. Enjoy! What is the Summer Reading Challenge? Summer Reading Challenge is a national scheme that launched over 20 […]

.US Harbors Prolific Malicious1

The top-level domain for the United States — .US — is home to thousands of newly-registered domains tied to a malicious link shortening service that facilitates malware and phishing scams, new research suggests. The findings come close on the heels of a report that identified .US domains as among the most prevalent in phishing attacks […]

Halloween In Libraries: Embrac1

With Halloween celebrations around the corner, this week’s Princh Library Blog post will look into how can libraries embrace the spooky spirit! Read the article for tips and ideas on how to create a spine-tingling atmosphere in your library!  Title picture is generated by Canva AI tool – Magic Media Introduction As the leaves change […]

NJ Man Hired Online to Firebom1

A 22-year-old New Jersey man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for participating in a firebombing and a shooting at homes in Pennsylvania last year. Patrick McGovern-Allen was the subject of a Sept. 4, 2022 story here about the emergence of “violence-as-a-service” offerings, where random people from the Internet hire themselves […]

Hackers Stole Access Tokens fr1

Okta, a company that provides identity tools like multi-factor authentication and single sign-on to thousands of businesses, has suffered a security breach involving a compromise of its customer support unit, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Okta says the incident affected a “very small number” of customers, however it appears the hackers responsible had access to Okta’s support […]

Tech CEO Sentenced to 5 Years 1

Amir Golestan, the 40-year-old CEO of the Charleston, S.C. based technology company Micfo LLC, has been sentenced to five years in prison for wire fraud. Golestan’s sentencing comes nearly two years after he pleaded guilty to using an elaborate network of phony companies to secure more than 735,000 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from the American […]

eLearning Integration in Libra1

In this week’s Princh Library Blog post, guest writer Nina Grant sheds light on how libraries can integrate eLearning in order to bridge the educational gap. Check it out. The education gap can limit the learning experience for many students being taught in a traditional classroom setting. Schools and colleges often lack resources and, when, […]

Patch Tuesday, October 2023 Ed1

Microsoft today issued security updates for more than 100 newly-discovered vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system and related software, including four flaws that are already being exploited. In addition, Apple recently released emergency updates to quash a pair of zero-day bugs in iOS. Apple last week shipped emergency updates in iOS 17.0.3 and iPadOS 17.0.3 […]