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Cloudbleed Security Flaw has Leaked Client Data for Months

A massive security flaw in the Cloudflare client has led to what may be the biggest data breach of 2017.  Cloudflare is a web infrastructure company that provides hosting and security services for hundreds of popular websites.   A security flaw in the software known as Cloudbleed was discovered and patched last week, but because of [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:46+00:00February 28th, 2017|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apple Computer Exploit Freezes Computers and Extorts Money

An exploit that targets the Safari internet browser has surfaced that can overload a computer’s memory and cause a system crash.  When the exploit activates, a user’s email client will activate and attempt to open hundreds of blank emails until system resources are exhausted.  MAC OS users are advised to use caution when following links [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:47+00:00January 10th, 2017|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Russian Botnet Responsible for the Theft of Millions Every Day

A group of Russian based hackers are stealing an estimated $3 to $5 Million dollars every day as part of the most lucrative botnet ever discovered.  The White Ops security group discovered the botnet, dubbed “Methbot,” which exploits video advertising on a massive scale. YouTube receives nearly a billion unique visits every month, so it [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:47+00:00December 29th, 2016|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Worst Hack in History: 1 Billion Accounts Stolen

Yahoo is in the spotlight again, this time over the security breach of more than one billion user accounts.  Most alarming is that this breach is separate from the data theft event that was disclosed back in September, which on its own consisted of 500 million accounts.  This latest breach couldn’t come at a worse [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:47+00:00December 16th, 2016|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Android Phones Manufactured with Spyware

A Chinese company has admitted that it intentionally planted spyware on newly manufactured android smartphones.  This malware has been used to gather personal information about users, as well as to log calls and other data.  The malware was authored by a Chinese company called Shanghai Adups Technology Company, whose software is said to run on [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00November 18th, 2016|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google Cracks Down on Malware Sites

Google is often the first line of defense for users when it comes to online protection.  For years, Google has placed warnings on websites that are known malware hosts.  Unfortunately, malware distributers have learned ways to get around the Google enforcement.  Google now hopes to crack down on repeat offenders and offer longer lasting restrictions. [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00November 11th, 2016|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unpatched Wix Vulnerability Puts Millions at Risk is a cloud-based website provider with a simple drag-and-drop interface which has made it a popular choice for small businesses and private users.  Unfortunately, a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been discovered in the platform that can lead to compromised admin accounts and a host of other problems. The Wix vulnerability was first discovered [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Cloud Computing, System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity.  This month, organizations all around the country have been stepping up to provide helpful advice to prevent cybercrime and we would like to do our part as well. Whether we realize it or not, the internet touches almost all aspects [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00October 19th, 2016|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Modern Business Solutions Security Breach Exposes 58 Million Accounts

Following in the wake of the Yahoo Security breach we have yet another large scale leak, this time aimed squarely at businesses. Modern Business Solutions (MBS), a data management and monetization services provider, has been hit by a security breach that has exposed at least 58 million accounts. Information leaked in the breach includes names, [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00October 14th, 2016|Data Breach, System Security, Uncategorized|2 Comments

The USB Kill Switch

For all of their potential usefulness, portable USB hard drives, or Thumb Drives as they are commonly called, are already a serious security concern for businesses.  From spreading malware to leaking company data, the Thumb Drive has become synonymous with risk.  As if not wanting to leave bad enough alone, a Chinese manufacturer has taken [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:49+00:00September 9th, 2016|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments