Archive for June, 2018

Study Shows People Prefer Alternatives Over Passwords

File this one away under "confirming things we already knew."  A recent study conducted jointly by Blink and Trusona confirmed that people just don't like passwords very much. Their study tracked ...

New Trick Lets Hackers Bypass Office 365 Email Security

What's old is new again. Hackers have recently begun re-deploying a decade-old trick called 'ZeroFont' to get around Microsoft's security filters and deliver phishing and spam emails to Office 365 email ...

Majority Of Web Apps Found To Have Security Vulnerabilities 

How many web apps do you have on your phone?  Probably a ton.  Here's something you likely didn't know.  Based on the latest research from Positive Technologies, nearly half of them ...

Google Cracking Down On 3rd Party Browser Extension Installs

Malicious code can wind up on your PC or phone by any number of roads.  Companies do their best to guard the digital passes, but invariably, things get missed and the ...

Another Vulnerability Found In Intel CPU’s

More bad news for Intel. Yet another security flaw has been identified in the processors the company makes.  This one is so newly discovered that the full technical details have yet ...

The U.S. Is The Most At Risk Nation For Cyber Attacks

Being "number 1" isn't always a good thing.  Rapid7 has just published their third annual "National Exposure Index," and unfortunately, the United States has the dubious honor of being the nation ...

Yahoo Messenger Will Shut Down In July

It's the end of the line for Yahoo Messenger.  As of July, it will be no more, marking the end of an era. The announcement comes just six months after AIM ...

The Importance of Data Privacy

The title seems a bit obvious, right? Of course data privacy is important.  I mean, how could not keeping your data private be a good thing? Spoiler alert: it can’t. There’s ...

Chili’s Data Breach

I thought I had a bad weekend. Then I heard about the Chili’s Data Breach. Turns out Brinker International had issues that far outweigh the problems from sleeping on a 10-year-old ...

Seriously, what is the Dark Web?

The Dark Web… sounds scary, doesn’t it? And what is it? Like that Experian commercial you see on TV that promotes “free Dark Web scans” – WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT? ...

Blog

New Charging Cables Could Hack Your Devices

New Charging Cables Could Hack Your Devices

A security researcher known as "_MG_" on Twitter has invented a modified Apple Lightning cable that could allow a hacker[...]
New Adware Uses Interesting Technique To Avoid Detection

New Adware Uses Interesting Technique To Avoid Detection

Being more of a nuisance than anything, adware doesn't see as many innovations as other forms of malware. Once in[...]
LeapPad Kids Tablet Found To Have Security Issues

LeapPad Kids Tablet Found To Have Security Issues

Researchers at CheckMarx recently discovered some serious security flaws in the popular LeapPad Ultimate tablet. The tablet was designed by LeapFrog[...]

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