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'Zoombombers' are disrupting online classes

With hundreds of universities moving classes online during the coronavirus pandemic, college students and professors have turned to video conferencing platforms like Zoom to stay connected. The FBI, however, has issued a warning that bad actors potentially can hijack several conferences and/or classes to disrupt them with explicit and hateful images and comments. The phenomenon has come to be known as "Zoombombing" and has been reported in classes at at least two Massachusetts universities, as well as the University of Southern California. The hijackers didn't exploit any software vulnerabilities inherent within Zoom. Instead, they took advantage of inexperience with the tool itself, specifically its screen-sharing function. Betsy Foresman has details.

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Universities are 3D-printing face shields for hospitals amid shortage

Amid a shortage of critical medical supplies, university professors and staff are pooling their knowledge of 3D printing to make equipment to protect health care workers. Jake Williams has more.

Esri offers students free access to mapping platform, tutorials

The software company best known for its geographic information system software is offering free access to some of its online tools and resources during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Colin Wood has the announcement from Esri.

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