Category Archives: Security

  • 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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • Chrome 74 Patches 39 Vulnerabilities

    Posted on April 26, 2019 by in News, Security

    Google this week released Chrome 74 to the stable channel with patches for 39 vulnerabilities, as well as with several other tweaks inside. Of the 39 security fixes included in the new browser iteration, 19 were for vulnerabilities reported by external researchers. These include 5 High severity flaws, 12 Medium risk bugs, and 2 Low […]

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  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    Posted on April 12, 2019 by in News, Security

    This blog was written by Jon Munshaw and Jaeson Schultz. Cisco Talos is continually working to ensure that our threat intelligence not only accounts for the latest threats but also new versions of old threats, such as spam. This often means pursuing cybercriminals wherever they congregate. However, instead of wheeling-and-dealing using hidden servers on some mysterious dark web […]

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  • Spotlight on Troldesh Ransomware, aka ‘Shade’

    Posted on March 22, 2019 by in News, Security

    Despite the decline in the number of ransomware infections over the last year, there are several ransomware families that are still active. Ransom.Troldesh, aka Shade, is one of them. According to our product telemetry, Shade has experienced a sharp increase in detections from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019. When we see a swift spike in detections of […]

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  • 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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