Archive for Security

Backup to protect before major OS upgrades.

Type of backups Local Local backup is simply a backup kept on a local device that you maintain control of. Usually and external hard drive or memory stick. Memory sticks have gotten so large many users have begun to use these instead of drives. External drives can be mechanical – HDD or solid-state – SSD […]

Idiots point of view on the Colonial pipeline shutdown

I am not an expert in the movement of Fuel in the US, but in the tech industry we always are supposed to have backup plans. The issue I see here is a failure to think. The company computers were hacked causing a shutdown on their transportation business. So in good planning what would be […]

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.”…

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