THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, July 24, 2020 Page 21 POPE JOHN | FROM PAGE 1 pone said he is pleased that Pope John will be available in the fall. “It had always been my opinion that the structure and grounds should continue to be used as a school, especially given our overcrowding in the school system,” he said. School Committee Vice Chairman Frank Parker said Pope John would be the best option if additional space is “DIRTY DOZEN” | FROM PAGE 18 and technical weaknesses to infect a potential victim’s computer, network or server. Malware is a form of invasive software that is often frequently inadvertently downloaded by the user. Once downloaded, it tracks keystrokes and other computer activity. Once infected, ransomware looks for and locks critical or sensitive data with its own encryption. In some cases, entire computer networks can be adversely impacted. Victims generally aren’t aware of the attack until they try to access their data, or they receive a ransom request in the form of a popup window. These criminals don’t want to be traced so they frequently use anonyneeded. However, he said technology would be his main concern. “We would have to fit the building with SMART Boards, printers and PCs,” said Parker, “so what is the state of the infrastructure to support it?” Ward 4 School Committee Member Dana Murray agreed that the building’s infrastructure would need to be evaluated. “I haven’t been in that building in 30 years – I have mous messaging platforms and demand payment in virtual currency, such as Bitcoin. Cybercriminals might use a phishing e-mail to trick a potential victim into opening a link or attachment containing the ransomware. These might include e-mail solicitations to support a fake COVID-19 charity. Cybercriminals also look for system vulnerabilities where human error is not needed to deliver their malware. The IRS and its Security Summit partners have advised tax professionals and taxpayers to use the free, multi-factor authentication feature being offered on tax preparation software products. Use of the multi-factor authentication feature is a free and easy way to protect no idea what that site has or needs,” she said. School Committee Member-at-Large Samantha Lambert said every option should be considered to provide students with a “robust academic experience” in a safe and healthy environment. “There are more questions than answers at this time, but our community is coming together to build the best possible plan,” she said. clients and practitioners’ offices from data thefts. Tax software providers also offer free multi-factor authentication protections on their doit-yourself products for taxpayers. ~ HELP WANTED ~ Construction Help Wanted Seeking Full-Time Laborers Basic construction knowledge, MA Drivers License with clean driving record a must. EVERETT ALUMINUM Call Steve at: (617) 389-3839 ~Handyman Services~ •Plumbing •Electric •Ceiling Fans •Waterheaters + More Call Tom 781-324-2770 WASTE REMOVAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE • Landscaping, Lawn Care, Mulching • Yard Waste & Rubbish Removal • Interior & Exterior Demolition (Old Decks, Fences, Pools, Sheds, etc.) • Appliance and Metal Pick-up • Construction and Estate Cleanouts • Pick-up Truck Load of Trash starting at $169 • Carpentry LICENSED & INSURED Call for FREE ESTIMATES! Office: (781) 233-2244

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