September 15, 2016 Alert Number I-091516-PSA Questions regarding this PSA should be directed to your local FBI Field Office. Local Field Office Locations: www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field Ransomware Victims Urged to Report Infections to Federal Law Enforcement The FBI urges victims to report ransomware incidents to federal law enforcement to help us gain a more comprehensive view of […]
19 Aug 2016 8 Security threats by Lisa Vaas Developers, your security warnings are messing with people’s brains, and not in a good way. In fact, given the poor timing of security warnings popping up, most people – we’re talking about up to 87% in some cases – ignore them. Ignore, as in, researchers have […]
ATM card skimming incidents increased 546% from 2014 to 2015. Click here for the entire article.
The Deep End By Paul Venezia We either have strong encryption and unassailable digital privacy, or we have total madness InfoWorld | Mar 14, 2016 The last few turns in the Apple/FBI fiasco have been illuminating and highly disturbing — it’s becoming a war. Late last week, the Department of Justice filed a motion against […]
29 Feb 2016 by Paul Ducklin SophosLabs researcher and regular Naked Security contributor Gabor Szappanos (Szapi) has recently being reviewing the past year’s worth of attack data relating to Microsoft Word document exploits. He wanted to look at how this branch of cybercriminality has been evolving, and where it’s likely to go in 2016. To […]
This Wired.Com story details how two businesses may have been affected by hacked Google Maps business listings.
A Vox article shows you how to better understand the Internet via forty maps. Some of the information is truly stunning, like who has the world’s best overall broadband speeds. http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps#list-16
I had a staff member ask me how they could permanently delete/erase a file off an Apple Mac hard drive. I thought it was a good question for a “Tip of the Week”. The below Macworld article talks about two built in Mac utilities that you can use to permanently delete/erase a file off a […]
Apple’s “Find My iPhone” feature has been very helpful in law enforcement tracking down stolen Apple iPhones, Apple iPads and Mac laptops. In fact, the New York City Police Department highly recommends the use of “Find My iPhone”. But some iPhone victims are using “Find My iPhone” to take the law into their own hands […]
It turns out the recent major Adobe account breach not only affected Adobe account passwords, but also gave the hackers access to user’s email addresses and other information. Thus, the hackers had information necessary to access bank accounts, accounts on social media sites, including Facebook and even garage door openers. Update – Facebook went so […]