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Archive for July, 2018

Bluetooth Vulnerability Allows Hackers To Access Devices 

There's a new Bluetooth security vulnerability to be aware of, tracked as CVE-2018-5383, and it's a nasty one. It's a cryptographic vulnerability that affects firmware or operating system software drivers from ...

Girl Scouts Can Now Earn New Badges For High Technical Skills

The girl scouts have officially moved into the 21st century. The Girl Scouts of America recently announced the creation of a whole raft of new badges that address (in the organization's ...

Hackers May Set Their Sights On Your GPS Next

If you're like most people, you probably rely heavily on the GPS function of your phone.  Type in an address and your phone helpfully guides you, turn by turn, to your ...

New Report Shows 32 Percent Increase In Cyber Attacks

Positive Technologies has just released a new report that paints a grim picture for IT professionals.  If your sense is that the number of cyberattacks are increasing, you're not wrong. In ...

Survey Shows Businesses Feel Prepared For A Data Breach

A majority of business owners from around the world (68 percent) feel that they're better prepared to ward off a cyberattack and prevent a data breach than their competitors. This is ...

World Cup Avoided Nearly 25 Million Cyber Attacks This Year

According to the Kremlin, Russia prevented almost twenty five million cyber-attacks during the World Cup this year.   President Vladimir Putin praised the nation's digital security forces by saying the following: ...

Clinic Employee Learns That Traveling Increases Data Theft Risk

On May 14th, the Billings Clinic in Montana issued a breach notification statement, which explained that they detected unusual activity within one of its employee's email accounts. The employee in question was ...

Thermal Imaging Could Help Thieves Steal Your Passwords

As if there weren't enough ways for hackers to steal your passwords, now, there's thermal imaging.  If that sounds like something straight out of a science fiction movie, think again. Researchers ...

Massive Breach Affects 21 Million Users Of Timehop App

Do you use Timehop?  If you're not sure what that is, it's a popular, clever little app that reminds social media users about posts they've made in the past. It can ...

Malware Created Using Stolen Legitimate Security Certificate From D-Link

Researchers from the digital security firm ESET have recently spotted a new malware campaign with a nasty twist.  It was created using a legitimate security certificate stolen from D-Link. The malware ...

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Ransomware Now Sends Malicious Texts Through Mobile Device

Ransomware Now Sends Malicious Texts Through Mobile Device

If you own an Android device, there's a new threat to be at least moderately concerned about.  It takes the[...]
Playing Videos Could Allow Hackers Into Your Phone

Playing Videos Could Allow Hackers Into Your Phone

Do you have an Android device?  Are you running Android Nougat, Oreo, or Pie (versions 7x, 8x, or 9x)?  Do[...]
Security Flaw Found In Open Source Office Program LibreOffice

Security Flaw Found In Open Source Office Program LibreOffice

Do you use LibreOffice? It's an open source clone that's functionally similar to Microsoft Office that has grown quite popular[...]

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