Security Alert - Incident reported near Kanewai Park

HPD has notified Campus Security about an incident that occurred last night at Kanewai Park, a popular public park located on Dole Street east of the UH Mānoa campus. HPD said that around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, May 3, 2012, a UH Mānoa student was walking alone toward campus on the public sidewalk adjacent to this recreational facility.

She said a car stopped behind her as she continue to walk, and that an unidentified male grabbed her by the arm and pulled her toward the car.

When the student yelled, she was released -- allowing her to get away from the male and the scene. She was not able to provide a description of the male or the vehicle.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact HPD at 911 or Campus Security at 956-6911.

For additional support, please contact the Counseling Center at 956-7927 or the Women's Center at 956-8059.

Security Alert - Sexual Assault Reported

At about 3:30am today, a student reported that a female UH Mānoa student said that she had been sexually assaulted. She had been at Kanewai Park and when leaving she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male. Other voices were heard and the male ran away.

The only description available is it was a tall male. The direction in which he fled is not known.

If anyone was in the area of Kanewai Park or Dole Street adjacent to Hawaiian Studies and may have seen or heard anything, please call Campus Security at 956-6911.

Sex assault is a crime. If you or someone you know has experienced an assault please contact the Counseling Center at 956-7927 or the Women's Center at 956-8059.

Another suspected computer crime at UH

by Ian Lind

Last year at this time, a UH Manoa graduate student in the Geography Department surprised a would-be burglar in his office. The burglar ran, and in the chase dropped his backpack. Inside were burglary tools and electronic parts that may have been part of a surveillance system.

On Friday, a USB key logger was discovered in a Saunders Hall computer lab, also in the Geography Department, according to a email alert send out by staff in the College of Social Sciences.


When attached to a computer, a key logger simply records everything that is typed and saves it to its own internal memory to be retrieved later. It can be used to steal confidential information such as accounts and passwords. It doesn't require any additional software to be installed on the computer, so it can be put in place quickly and easily.

Here's what the device would look like when installed.
The room where the device was discovered is used for the department's lecture series, according to its web site.

The email alert advised "anyone who may have entered their personal passwords while using Saunders 443B within the last few weeks to change their passwords now."

In addition, it suggested that when using any public computer, "as a precaution against future risks you may want to inspect your keyboard connection to ensure that a key logger is not attached.