Facebook threats

Submitted by Micah Smith on Sat, 11/04/2017 - 07:09

As if hacking into heart rate monitors, smart home systems, and iPhone cameras wasn’t enough, the hackers are going hook, line and social and are sabotaging your Facebook account.

The implications may not go straight to your bank account, although obviously the intention is to get there eventually, but it does go right to the core of our precious virtual life.

Who's watching you?

Submitted by Micah Smith on Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:32

In a climate of cell-phone dependency, we need to trust in our Providers religiously, which is why when a threat appears, to knock our faith in our cell phone security, we are thrown sideways.

Unfortunately, Apple users, it's happening right now. This week a brilliant researcher by the name Felix Krause discovered an alarming vulnerability in Apple software which beggars' belief and knocks our faith in our best friends, our phones.

FBI Frustrated by Failing to Access Information on 7,000 Encrypted Mobile Devices

Submitted by Micah Smith on Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:36

Is it just too easy for hackers?  Or are the rest of us just so far behind? It appears the red tape is tripping us up over and over again... October 22 2017, FBI’s director Christopher Wray said that the Bureau was unable to retrieve information from 7,000 devices – more than half the number of devices the FBI tried to initially gain access to over the past year.

Google leads as 2017 draws to a close.

Submitted by Micah Smith on Tue, 10/24/2017 - 18:43

As 2017 is drawing to a close, big companies are ramping up their cybersecurity measures for 2018. Reputation management is everything and the more security measures that a company possesses, the better chance it stands for a fruitful 2018.

While Apple has the clear advantage in mobile with the newest iPhones, Google is trying to take the lead with several new innovations, set to make internet browsing even safer.

Google just launched a major upgrade to its 'Safe Browsing' technology that predicts whether a site will try to steal your password.

Daylight Robbery at the A.T.M

Submitted by Micah Smith on Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:02

With multifaceted and overlapping malware, ransomware, spyware and botnets, cyber criminals have to tirelessly toil away, negotiating the price of malware with other online thieves - it's a tough new world. 

So, it's nice to have some good old-fashioned bank robbers in the news, once in a while.

Time to Panic? Potential Wi-Fi Security Breach Uncovered

Submitted by Micah Smith on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:56

According to some recent reports, millions of Wi-Fi users around the globe might be twitching. Hot off the press, the security protocol protecting the majority of modern Wi-Fi networks, WPA2, has been cracked.

This means that traffic shared over countless wireless networks globally will become an easy target for hackers and other malicious users looking to obtain sensitive information.

Biggest Internet Security Threat Ever?

Accenture and the Amazon S3 Bucket

Submitted by Micah Smith on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 16:45

Data leaks into leading international businesses are becoming less of an irregularity and more of a frequent tech faux pas.

The cyber criminals are at it again, snubbing monster Tech companies with their hacking skills with the most recent and all too public Amazon S3 bucket breach.  Lucky for us, we all now have a greater understanding of both S3 Amazon buckets and IT choices that need to be taken by Accenture and other corporate entities.

Cyber Security Best Business practices

Submitted by Micah Smith on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:50

Whist we all agree that each and every business has to know and incorporate cybersecurity practices, there is a certain level of insecurity as to which road to take. Business owners remain unsure as to a safe but all-encompassing set of basic rules. With so much cybersecurity talent out there, we reached out to the professionals to give us a better understanding of how we should lay down the path ahead for small, medium and large business owners.