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  • 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 the 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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  • Your face may have traveled around the world in invasive facial recognition databases

    Posted on July 26, 2019 by in News

     Dozens of databases of people’s faces are being compiled without their knowledge by companies and researchers, with many of the images then being shared around the world, in what has become a vast ecosystem fueling the spread of facial recognition technology. The databases are pulled together with images from social networks, photo websites, dating services […]

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  • Wireless alliance: You might want to move some access points for Wi-Fi 6

    Posted on July 19, 2019 by in News

    Businesses could find themselves repositioning wireless access points and even facing increased bandwidth demands as Wi-Fi 6 hits the market in the coming months, according to a white paper released today by the Wireless Broadband Alliance. Nevertheless, the news is mostly good for prospective business users. Thanks to Wi-Fi 6’s array of coexistence, power-saving and smart management […]

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  • Movie Tech Review: Child’s Play 2019

    Posted on June 28, 2019 by in News

    TrendMicro Blog June 21, 2019 Watch a movie for work, they said. It’ll be great, they said. What’s the worst that could happen? Find out when a blogger who hates horror movies reviews the new Child’s Play movie; how horrific is technology? Find out…

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  • Microsoft Urges Azure Customers to Patch Exim Worm

    Posted on June 21, 2019 by in News

    Microsoft has urged Azure users to update their systems following the discovery of a major new attack campaign targeting popular email server software. The worm, which Infosecurity reported on last week, targets mail transfer agent product Exim running on Linux-based email servers. It’s claimed that Exim is running on over half (57%) of the world’s email servers, with […]

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  • ‘Wormable’ Microsoft vulnerability: BlueKeep

    Posted on June 14, 2019 by in News, Security

    Blog by Linda Lingle, CISSP, PMP CSB Technology Partners Security Analyst BlueKeep Have RDP open to the outside?  You may want to close that.  Last month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday was more critical than most.  All Microsoft Patch Tuesday’s are important, but this one is worth getting out of your chair and doing the patch…now. Important […]

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  • I infected you with my private malware (RAT) EMAIL SCAM

    Posted on June 7, 2019 by in News

    We have had some reports of people seeing a new email scam starting with: I infected you with my private malware, RAT. It is a new variation on Bitcoin Email Scam. What is Bitcoin Email Scam? It is an email message from someone claiming to have compromising information and demanding ransom via Bitcoin to keep this […]

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  • WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack

    Posted on May 17, 2019 by in News, Security

    Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber-actor”. A fix was rolled out on Friday. On […]

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