Category: online security

The other big hack of 2016?

According to CSO Online, someone is offering for sale what they claim is a 6GB file of “data enrichment” information pertaining to over 200 million…

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Today, I want to be a Canadian

This morning, I read an amazing story in the New York Times about a Syrian refugee family building a new life in Canada.  As you…

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Best infosec quote of all time…

Sometimes, saving money can cost you money (like $81 million)…  Apparently the hackers who made off with millions from the Central Bank of Bangladesh had…

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typos can lead you to malware

Be careful when typing those URLs!  TypoSquatters register domains which are very similar to those of popular sites and use them to serve up malware…

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malware strikes non jailbroken iOS devices

A reminder that while iOS still seems to be safer from malware threats (as long as you don’t jailbreak your device), Apple’s walled garden is…

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People are still your best defense

OK, I already tweeted this story with a snarky comment about spelling, but there is an interesting lesson to be learned from this incident.  It…

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no, it’s not the end user’s fault

According to a survey released by endpoint security solution vendor Bromium, 79 percent of surveyed information security professionals view end users as their “number 1…

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video: how to pick a proper password

When your co workers or family members ask what to do about passwords, have them watch this brief, easy to understand and information packed video…

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ready cash – the hacker’s latest tool

Cybersecurity firm BAE Systems (a large and credible industry player) announced that it had found and remediated an attack on an unnamed hedge fund back…

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apple security fail leaves email attachments unprotected

One of the nice things about Apple’s iOS platform is the “hardware level encryption” that protects “all of the information on the device.”  At least,…

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