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Marcos Xochihua

Network Security major and Student Ambassador at University of Advancing Technology (UAT)

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No TikTok for Military Personnel

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 1:28:24 PM by Marcos Xochihua in network engineering, in Network Security, in technology forensics, in data security, in cyber security, in Data breaches, in data privacy, in Data Science


The US Army has now deemed that using the Chinese owned app TikTok, which the US Army was using it to recruit and promote their own branch of service, is a potential security risk that needs to be banned.  

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6 Months later, My Experience as a Student Ambassador

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 10:01:50 AM by Marcos Xochihua in Student Ambassador


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Move In Time!

Posted on Jan 3, 2020 12:27:45 PM by Marcos Xochihua in founder's hall, in student orientation, in move-ins, in orientation, in freshman


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Fire the Cannons!

Posted on Dec 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM by Marcos Xochihua in Cyber Security, in Internet, in Network Security, in technology forensics, in cyber attack, in cyber threat, in network forensics


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New Decade. New Meme.

Posted on Dec 17, 2019 12:00:00 PM by Marcos Xochihua in memes, in Student Ambassador

It's the end of this decade coming up! We all had our ups and downs. But one thing that kept us all afloat from not starting another civil war or world war was memes!

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Always Sunny in Tempe, AZ.

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM by Marcos Xochihua in Student Life, in University of Advancing Technology, in Student Ambassador, in UAT, in campus tour, in City of Tempe

Whenever I’m on shift I strive to make sure everyone is having a good day at the front desk. Some of us, Student Ambassadors do have some downy days or just are tired. I noticed that so I decided to be the goofball of the SA's.

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What is Red vs. Blue?

Posted on Dec 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM by Marcos Xochihua in student clubs, in student life, in Network Security

Some people think of Red v Blue like the Rooster Teeth series between a group of friends playing Halo. Well, Red vs. Blue at University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is basically a group of friends going against one another but in a virtual machine.

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Interested in the Dark Side?

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM by Marcos Xochihua in hacks, in tips, in tips and tricks

To many Google Chrome users working with a bright browser that tends to strain the eyes at night is a bit of a pain. But luckily there is a remedy to this. Google Chrome 78 has a new feature, Forced Dark Mode which forces Dark Mode to any website regardless if it has native support for Dark Mode. 

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Disney+ Is Not A Happily Ever After Story

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 1:47:49 PM by Marcos Xochihua in Network Security, in Computer Network Security Degree, in habits, in hacker, in hackers, in cyber monday, in ethical hacking, in cybersecurity degree

With the release of Disney+ with amazing new shows and movies available it's hard to see any negatives. Wrong, just mere hours after the release thousands of accounts have been hacked and hijacked. Many accounts now are being offered on hacking forums from ranges as of free to $11. With the account sharing process, many have used it as a charity for other users on the hacking forums while others sell off the accounts which some even have 3 years of pre-paid subscription.

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Bad Cheap Tech Is Not Good. Protect Yourself And Your Loved Ones.

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 12:41:00 PM by Marcos Xochihua in Network Security Degree, in Network Security, in technology, in technology forensics, in cyber defense, in cyber, in cyber attack, in cyber crimes, in cyber monday, in cyber security, in cyber security curriculum, in cyber security degree, in Cyber Warfare Range, in cybersecurity, in cybersecurity training, in smartwatch

A recent Smartwatch exposes the location of more than 5,000 children and parents. Chinese SMA-Watch-M2 is one of the most vulnerable smartwatches in the market to date. The IoT testing division AV-TEST found enormous amounts of security measures in place to protect the backends of mobile apps. 

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