Category Archives: News

  • Major Security Flaws Found in Popular Password Managers

    Posted on March 15, 2019 by in News, Security

    Independent Security Evaluators found some worrying flaws in popular password managers, but still suggest that you use one. Password managers, which have been suggested to internet users from all cybersecurity experts, are convenient and ensure the security of your account, but what if they are the source of vulnerability? A new report suggests that these […]

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  • Setting up a Wi-Fi Network for your Small Business

    Posted on February 22, 2019 by in News, Security

    For any modern small business, whether a café, shop, restaurant or office, there comes a time when you need to start taking your Wi-Fi setup seriously. As I explained in my previous blog about how to make the most of your Wi-Fi network, it can bring in new customers, increase productivity, and provide overall cost-savings. etting […]

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  • Why User Names and Passwords Are Not Enough

    Posted on February 8, 2019 by in News, Security

    Over the past few years, it’s become evident that attackers are no longer “hacking” to carry out data breaches ― they are simply logging in by exploiting weak, stolen, or otherwise compromised credentials. That’s why this month’s discovery of a massive repository of 773 million email addresses and more than 21 million passwords floating on the Dark […]

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  • Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution

    Posted on February 1, 2019 by in News, Security

    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox and Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR), the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution. Mozilla Firefox is a web browser used to access the Internet. Mozilla Firefox ESR is a version of the web browser intended to be deployed in large organizations. Successful exploitation […]

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  • Not Every Phishing Attack Starts with Spam Email

    Posted on January 25, 2019 by in News, Security

    When we think of phishing, most of us imagine a conventional phishing attack that begins with a legitimate-looking email. It might appear to come from an e-commerce site with which you happen to do business. “We’ve lost your credit card number. Please follow the link to re-enter it,” the email says. But the link leads […]

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  • Privacy, Please: Latest Gadgets Want Greater Peek into Lives

    Posted on January 18, 2019 by in News, Security

    This week’s CES tech show in Las Vegas was a showcase for cameras that can livestream the living room, a bathroom mirror that captures your face to offer beauty tips and a gizmo that tracks the heartbeat of an unborn child. These features can be useful — or at least fun — but they all […]

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  • A New Year’s Resolution: Security is Broken…Let’s Fix It

    Posted on December 27, 2018 by in News, Security

    As we near the end of 2018, another wave of massive cyber-attacks has exposed personally identifiable information belonging to hundreds of millions of people and will cost the impacted businesses untold amounts of dollars in lost revenue, settlements, and fines. The data breaches at Marriott International, Dell, Dunkin Donuts, Atrium Health combined with research by IntSight, showing that online […]

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  • Patches, Patches and More Patches!

    Posted on December 14, 2018 by in News, Security

    At least three companies released software patches this week: Google for Chrome, Microsoft and Adobe. Adobe today released patches for 87 vulnerabilities affecting its Acrobat and Reader software products for both macOS and Windows operating systems, of which 39 are rated as critical and 48 important in severity. Adobe’s Patch Microsoft today, on its year-end […]

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  • Wi-Fi Security Issues – A 5-Step Guide on the Common Threats and How to Manage Them

    Posted on December 7, 2018 by in News, Security

    Today’s Wi-Fi networks are now more secure than the typical wired network in the same building. While that may seem like a bold opening statement, today this is often the case. It is true that WLANs got off to a chequered start 20 years ago, with attackers finding ways around the early security procedures and […]

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  • Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

    Posted on November 30, 2018 by in News, Security

    Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. Unfortunately, this has never been more useless advice. New research indicates that half of all phishing scams are now hosted on Web sites whose Internet address includes the padlock and begins with […]

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