Archive for category: Security

Internet of things Cloud Pets breach

Cloud Pets The Cloud Pets brand was left on a database without a firewall nor password-protected.  As a result, more than 800,000 customer credentials and 2 million message recordings were exposed onl...

New Security tool for Facebook Users

We all know that Facebook and most, if not all online accounts that require a password will provide that “Forgot your Password?” option just in case you forget your password.  You simply click on it, and it will send you a link to your registered email address to reset your password .  You reset your password and regain total access. While it might be great and convenient to have to reset your password in such an easy way, what happens if an attacker hacks your email?  All of a sudden that’s not great after all.  The hacker can now reset passwords to many of your accounts. 

To improve account security with delegated recovery, Facebook announced support for U2F Security Keys.  This will help keep accounts secure with a

Netgear Home Routers Vulnerability

Over one million Netgear customers are being warned about a vulnerability.   The new vulnerability can give hackers complete control over home based routers.  Simon Kenin, Trustwave security researche...

Netflix, Twitter and others get attacked

On Friday October 22, hundreds of websites including Netflix, Twitter, and Spotify fell prey to a massive DDoS attacks.  DDoS is a type of attack where multiple systems and or devices which are often infected with viruses, are used to target a single system causing a distributive denial of service attack (DDoS).  The attack cut off access to internet users on the East Coast and across the United States.  There was a total of three attacks that took place over a period of hours

Cyberattack on 911 Emergency System

Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai was arrested and booked on three counts of computer tampering, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office.  The 18 year old teen from Arizona was arrested after one of his iOS exploits caused serious disruption to the 911 Emergency Systems, affecting agencies in

Fighting Ransomware Project

In July 2016, the No More Ransom project launched as a collaborative initiative.  The goal is to provide practical help for victims of ransomware.  Ransomware is a malware that locks the victims compu...

Free and paid for Anti-virus

AntiVirus companiesThere are many types of anti-virus software for many different platforms, some are free while others are paid for Anti-virus.  Some companies offer both free and paid for versions of their anti-virus programs.

Do you really need one?

So there are some misconceptions when it comes to viruses and the need of an anti-virus, one that I’ve heard most is that you don’t need and anti-virus for Apple or Mac computers as they don’t get viruses, this is simply not true. Most viruses have traditionally been written for windows based operating systems because this has covered the majority of users and attackers want to reach as big an audience or user base as possible and so

Cars Vulnerable to Remote Unlocking Hack; New findings

     Most hacking attacks are not so easy to carry out.   We all know that various functions of a moving car can be hijacked.  All it takes is a hacker with local or remote access.  Securit...

eBay to release new feature called, “One Time Password”

Although still in the process of being released, eBay has introduced a new feature called “One Time Password”.  This new feature texts you a code that you can use to sign in, and after using that code...

Wireless Keyboard Flaws Allow Attackers to Snoop on Users

According to a report published on July 26 by security firm Bastille Networks, wireless keyboards from at least eight manufacturers do not encrypt their communications.  This allows attackers to easil...

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