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Archive for December, 2018

Browser Security Symbols Don’t Mean Websites Are Legitimate

Most people use Google Chrome.  In fact, according to the latest statistics, Chrome has more than half the browser market share, with the rest dividing the smaller portion of the market between ...

Dell May Have Been Hacked So User Passwords Are Resetting 

Have you ever created an account on Dell's website to purchase computer equipment?  If so, your account may have been compromised.  As a precaution, Dell has forced password resets for every account ...

Windows 10 Will Notify Users When Apps Use Their Microphone

In recent months, security researchers have unearthed all sorts of new hardware vulnerabilities.  Several of them allow hackers to quietly assume control of your PC's built-in camera or microphone, giving them the ...

Microsoft Is Bringing Augmented Reality To The Military 

Microsoft just won a huge military contract worth $480 million to bring 100,000 customized AR (Augmented Reality) headsets, based on their HoloLens technology, to the US Army. The army's plan is to ...

Hackers Are Exploiting Home And Small Office Routers 

Akamai has discovered a nasty new hack that's allowing cybercriminals to move beyond simply compromising routers, but also, in some instances, to use the compromised routers to take control of other machines ...

Data On Millions Of Americans Leaked Through Open Server 

Bob Diachenko, the Director of Cyber Risk Research for Hacken, recently made a disturbing discovery.  He found an ElasticSearch server open and vulnerable on the internet, without so much as a password ...

USPS Vulnerability May Have Exposed Millions of Users

Do you have an account on USPS.com?  If so, you're not alone.  Tens of millions of Americans use it daily for a variety of purposes.  Unfortunately, if you do have an account, ...

Uber Gets Hefty Fine From The EU For Data Breach 

In recent years we've seen several companies suffer from hacks of various magnitudes. Over time, we've witnessed the growth of what could be described as best practices in terms of how to ...

Hackers Target Users Of Google Maps With Bank Phone Scam

Google relies on crowd sourcing to help keep its maps up to date.  There's no other approach that even comes close to being feasible.  Sure, Google has employees on the job, roving ...

Update Patch From Microsoft Causing Issues With Outlook Users

Back in October, Microsoft issued an update for Windows 10 that was a bit of a disaster.  It wound up deleting some user files and sparked a completely justified outrage.  The company ...

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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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