Archive for Security

FB hacked again

533 Million Users It appears that FB was hacked and users phone data has been released. This data includes Phone Numbers, Facebook IDs, Full Names, Locations, Birthdates, Bios and possible eMail Addresses. This is according to an article in MarketWatch https://www.marketwatch.com/story/533-million-facebook-users-phone-numbers-and-personal-data-reported-leaked-online-11617475820?mod=mw_more_headlines. They also breakdown the exposure of 533 Million: 32 million US 11 million UK […]

Do you feel like your company security is good.

Workers are not convinced companies are secured from virus attacks…

Social Engineers hack Disney Plus days after it starts streaming.

How long does it take to get an account attacked in new streaming service? It seems the answer would be only a few hours after launch. In reviewing news over the weekend ZDNet published a story about the latest hacks. With almost 10 Million users in a few hours or so it is no wonder […]

April 2019 Outlook.com compromised!

Microsoft indicated that it was a limited number of Outllook.com accounts.

Can you be forced to give access to your cell phone by police

Biometrics vs Password or Passcode? Allowing law enforcement access to your cell phone or being compelled to do so. The controversy in the courts is an interesting story.One of the more interesting parts is the difference between passcode usage and biometrics. You may want to think twice about not using a passcode. Take a read […]

What does Ronald Regan have to do with security breaches?

Phishing attacks on Gmail sending users to a Ronald Regan website….

IOT secure or not? I think not

Imagine that your refrigerator and its companions can work against you in coordinated effort. Great now that I got your attention I want to reiterate an ongoing theme device on the internet pose a security threat. At this time I believe now and forever or at least a really long time.  Over and over again […]

New Locky  Strain Evades Machine Learning Security Software

…“That’s why even machine learning is not sufficient in making these kind of detections,” he continued. “Complex solutions are needed to run the script dynamically, download actual payload, and perform malware analysis to conclude that it is phishing.”…

WanaCry and Microsoft EOL what versions are affected?

WanaCryptor Virus WanaCry appeared this past weekend 5/12/2017. In early news reports Microsoft reports that the virus used an exploit found in XP. They even put out a message shaming companies for using old versions of the software.  Yet If you look on Microsoft’s website for End Of Life you will see that extended life […]

Intel chip flaw allows hackers to hijack thousands of PCs

Thousands of PCs could be vulnerable …

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