Matt Stallone

Hello! My name is Matt! I am a media studies major with a minor in Italian. I am from Larkspur, CA and attend DU right now. I love to watch basketball, my favorite team is the Golden-State Warriors. I also love to eat, I will eat anything not picky about what goes in my body. Looking forward to an awesome spring quarter

DU’s first woman president in a decade

This project was a lot of fun. I learned a lot about audio story telling, also about Adobe Premiere. The software is fun to use and can be picked up fairly quickly. I also learned a lot about USG. It was fun to re-connect with Tess and get to know her more as our president rather than my friend. She put in a lot of hard work over the past two-years and will continue on here at DU as a graduate student.

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Mass Communications Building

Our silent protector

Here is a slide show about DU WiFi, how it came to be, the security measures taken by UTS and about how our students feel about our wireless connection. The story discusses how many people use our WiFi, the “Heartbleed bug” discovered in 2014 and how that bug worked, free security software that is offered on PioneerWeb and where DU WiFi is lacking according to it’s users. It was hard getting photos about this subject because showing pictures of someone on a computer gets repetitive. Getting creative with this process was a lot of fun. I liked finding different ways of linking a photo visually to this topic.

It was interesting deciding what pictures to use as well. I do have a number of photos of my friends using the wireless network but using the graphic for the “Heartbleed bug” was my best decision. I think this graphic really helps the viewer understand what is going on without much text and confusing language. Technology in general is my preferred beat which is why I chose to do a story about DU WiFi. Specifically, security because so much information is online about each individual who uses the network, even guest users.

Our silent protector

Recently entering 2017, we have come into the most connected time between people that we have ever seen in human history. What do we have to thank for this connectivity? The Internet! Just about everybody living in America and other first world countries uses Robert Kahn and Vint Cerf’s invention everyday, multiple times a day. Safety on the net has been over-looked by many Millennials, whom are considered to be the most technically knowledgeable generation.

Helpful graphic about how the HeartBleed bug works:http://heartbleed.com/

Helpful graphic about how the HeartBleed bug works:http://heartbleed.com/

 

Since my time at The University of Denver we have seen a change in the provided web servers. Initially we had Pioneer net which despite the universities best effort had flaws. For example, back in 2011 the “Heartbleed bug” was exposed, essentially this malicious software was tricking OpenSSL (software our University implemented for security) to obtain memory contained on our servers like usernames and passwords. This graphic to the right will hopefully help with understanding exactly how this bug worked. Since this event, DU has gone through all of it’s critical servers using SSL and have assured our security.

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