Monthly Archives: August 2019

  • Extent of Damage for State Farm Credential Stuffing Attack Still in Question

    Posted on August 23, 2019 by in News, Security

    Credential stuffing hinges on the fact that many people re-use passwords between different accounts, and that there are certain simple password patterns that many people rely on. United States-based insurance giant State Farm recently mailed out a data breach notice to some of its customers. The description of the incident indicates that the company was […]

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  • Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.

    Posted on August 9, 2019 by in News, Security

    Incessantly annoying and fraudulent robocalls. Corrupt wireless company employees taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to unlock and hijack mobile phone service. Wireless providers selling real-time customer location data, despite repeated promises to the contrary. A noticeable uptick in SIM-swapping attacks that lead to multi-million dollar cyberheists. If you are somehow under the […]

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  • Inside the Smart Home: IoT Device Threats and Attack Scenarios

    Posted on August 2, 2019 by in News, Security

    A smart home is made up of a number of different devices connected to theĀ internet of things (IoT), each with a specific set of functions. No matter how different these devices are from one another, they have the shared goal of streamlining the tasks and simplifying the lives of their users. Smart home devices also […]

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