Archive for March, 2016

New Mac OS X Vulnerability Threatens All Versions

In recent months, Apple has been increasingly on the receiving end of unwanted attention from the hacking community. Apple’s OS offerings have long been touted as being more robust and secure than ...

W-2 Tax Email Scam Has Employees Giving Out Personal Information

If you haven’t heard the term “whaling attack,” as it relates to the hacking community, you’re not alone. It’s a fairly recent phenomenon, and is a subset of the standard phishing attack, ...

Verizon Hacked: Was Your Account Affected?

One of the nation’s largest firms engaged in assisting other companies in dealing with data breaches has now confirmed that they themselves have suffered a data breach, this one affecting 1.5 million ...

Airplane WiFi Is About To Get Much Better

One of the worst things about taking business trips is the airplane WiFi. It’s a lesson in patience. More often than not, owing to the slow speeds and anemic bandwidth available, you’re ...

Don’t Set Your iPhone To This Date, Or Else…

File this one away under things not to do. Not that you’d ever have a need to do this, but whatever you do, do not set your iPhone’s date to January 1, ...

Is Your Smart TV Listening To Your Personal Conversations?

The short answer to the question posed by this article’s title is yes. Yes, your smart TV is listening to your personal conversations. It’s simply a part of the way the technology ...

Your Keyboard and Mouse Might Be Your Next Big Security Risk

Is nothing safe from the hacking community? It seems as though everything is under assault these days. Antivirus and malware blocking software is struggling to keep pace. When those security holes get ...

Could Selfies Soon Replace Your Passwords?

MasterCard has been experimenting with a new facial biometrics app, and is poised to roll it out in force later this year. The basic idea behind the technology is that it will ...

Will Getting Rid of Cards Increase Bank Security

The magnetic stripes on the backs of credit and debit cards are problematic. The root of the problem is that they contain absolutely nothing in the way of security. The information they ...

The Dangers of Open Wi-Fi

Have you secured your Wi-Fi connection yet? If not, your neighbors may be “borrowing” your internet connection. That poses some potential dangers to you, and could even set you up for some ...

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Vulnerabilities Found In Consumer Based Routers And Devices

Vulnerabilities Found In Consumer Based Routers And Devices

The SOHOpelessly Broken 2.0 study has been released by Independent Security Evaluators . The picture it paints of routers and the[...]
LastPass User Credentials May Have Been Exposed To Hackers

LastPass User Credentials May Have Been Exposed To Hackers

Do you use the password manager LastPass?  If so, you're certainly not alone.  In recent years it has seen its[...]
Intel Server Processors Are Vulnerable To Attack

Intel Server Processors Are Vulnerable To Attack

Researchers at Vrije Universiteit, in Amsterdam have discovered a disturbing new side-channel attack. All Intel server-grade processors made since 2012[...]

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