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Archive for January, 2018

Use Of Bots Has Increased Fake Account Creations

The ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report 2017 is out, and is a troubling read for anyone who has anything to do with data security.  As a fraud prevention company protecting nearly a billion ...

Intel Chips Face Another Possible Vulnerability

Intel's year isn't getting off to a very good start.   Just after the discovery of a pair of critical vulnerabilities that have been in their chipsets for more than a decade ...

Inappropriate Ads Found In Some Game Apps for Kids

Normally, Google's robust series of checks and audits are pretty good at catching malicious code and preventing it from making its way to the Play Store.  Sometimes, however, something slips through ...

Do Not Use These Chrome Extensions

Do you use any of the following Chrome browser extensions? Change HTTP Request Header Nyoogle - (a custom logo for Google) Stickies - (a Post-It note for Chrome) Lite Bookmarks If ...

Backdoor In Certain Lenovo Switches Discovered

Does your company utilize either RackSwitch or BladeCenter networking switches?  Are those switches running ENOS (the Enterprise Network Operating System)?  If so, there's a backdoor in your network you weren't aware ...

Vulnerabilities Found In Some GPS Services

A duo of researchers stumbled across a series of vulnerabilities in literally hundreds of GPS services that leave sensitive GPS tracking data open to hackers.  Dubbed "Trackmageddon" by the researchers, the ...

Electronic Device Search Rules Better Defined By US Customs

There's a constant tug of war playing out on the national stage.  On one side, privacy advocates are pushing for greater autonomy for end users, and hard limits to the types ...

New Wifi Standard WPA3 May Be Coming

Remember the KRACK WiFi (WPA2) vulnerability, discovered by Mathy Vanhoef?  It turns out that his discovery was a catalyst for action.  Recently, the WiFi Alliance, which is the industry's standards organization, ...

Hard Drives May Double In Speed With New Technology

What's an HDD manufacturer to do when faced with competition by faster, more efficient SSD drives? Go big, and go faster.  At least that's the strategy that both Seagate and Western ...

Blog

Texas Government Gets Hit With Major Ransomware Attack

Texas Government Gets Hit With Major Ransomware Attack

This year stands to shatter last year's record in terms of the number of successful hacks against businesses and government[...]
Medical Device Security Outlook Continues To Look Bleak

Medical Device Security Outlook Continues To Look Bleak

There's a mix of good news and bad news concerning the security of smart devices in general, and smart medical[...]
Open Source Programs Continue To Get Attacked By Hackers

Open Source Programs Continue To Get Attacked By Hackers

This year hasn't been good for users of Open Source software, which at one level or another, includes just about[...]

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