Fake iPhone Lockdown Mode

Apple created lockdown mode to protect devices against sophisticated cyber attacks. Apple introduced the feature last year after the discovert of zero-click exploits that compromised iPhones. Don’t know about lockdown mode? Learn more about it from Apple. Now we know malicious people can compromise Lockdown Mode. Here are some highlights of a report published by … Read more

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Government Schools Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

Government Schools Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

Despite a growing awareness of cybersecurity threats, many government schools have done little to protect their information and information systems. Government Schools Vulnerable to Cyber Attack Some K-12 public schools are racing to improve protection against the threat of online attacks, but lax cybersecurity means thousands of others are vulnerable to ransomware gangs that can … Read more

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Security is Your Responsibility

Security is Your Responsibility

No. The Government is not looking out for you. Yes, most states and, now, the Federal Government have reporting requirements for those surpassing a threshold of affected parties. Unfortunately, the reporting requirements allow enough lag time between breach and breach notification. That lag gives hackers ample opportunity to exploit their victims’ data before those victims … Read more

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What is Adware and How to Remove It?

What is Adware and How to Remove It?

Adware is a type of software that displays unwanted advertisements on your computer or device, usually when you browse the web. Adware is bothersome, invasive, and potentially harmful. It can gather your personal data, redirect you to dangerous websites, or install unwanted programs on your device. In this blog post, I will explain what adware … Read more

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State of Maine Data Breach

State of Maine Data Breach

You’d think that everyone would have solved their MOVEit problems by now. No way! The State of Maine failed to either remove MOVEit from their systems or at least apply the latest security patch. Hackers compromised 1.3 million people. Stolen data includes the usual: Over a million people affected by Maine’s actions will receive two … Read more

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Improve Your Online Safety

Improve Your Online Safety

The National Cybersecurity Alliance emphasizes four areas of online safety. These include multifactor authentication, password management, software updates, and phishing awareness. From them comes several tips which can improve your online safety. Multifactor Authentication Hackers have become increasingly adept at stealing and cracking passwords. For this reason, you can enable an extra step of authentication … Read more

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Ransomware forces trade-by-USB at World’s biggest bank

Ransomware forces trade-by-USB at World’s biggest bank

Ransomware hit ICBC, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world’s largest bank. The data breach notice looks eerily similar to that of other corporations. Ransomware Attacker LockBit, the ransomware gang some claim has Russian ties, seems to be the top suspect in this attack. Attack Vector Hackers exploited a Citrix NetScaler Gateway which … Read more

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AI Spreads Malicious Ads

AI Spreads Malicious Ads

AI malvertising emerged as a threat, even as Microsoft launched its new Bing. The search engine now uses GPT-4 as its AI backbone. Malwarebytes Labs revealed that Bing Chat, the interactive Bing application that provides an advanced interface for internet searches, had served a malicious ad. Malwarebytes explains how users unwittingly load ads, some of … Read more

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StripedFly Infects 1 Million Devices Undetected for 5 Years

StripedFly undetected for 5 years

If you think you’re safe online, think again. You have no idea what is happening on your computers, laptops, and mobile devices. The Hacker News reports that the StripedFly malware went undetected for 5 years before somebody noticed it. More about StripedFly Kaspersky describes StripedFly as an “intricate modular framework that supports both Linux and … Read more

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What Do I Need to Know about PCI DSS Compliance?

PCI DSS compliance.

According to data from the FTC, 42,545 consumers filed fraud reports in 2022, involving credit cards. The rise in cashless and contactless payments underscores the need to protect card data. If you receive money for products or services, it’s important to consider the risks involved with data breaches. You must develop effective security processes outlined … Read more

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Ransomware Interruption

Ransomware Interruption

Many people think they have three options regarding Ransomware: First, they want to prevent ransomware. Various tools, including end user training and awareness. Besides avoiding ransomware, you can either pay the ransom or remediate the attack afterwards. Dallas County proved yet another method of dealing with ransomware. The county managed to “interrupt” the attack before … Read more

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New Provision for FTC Safeguards Rule

New FTC Safeguards Rule Provision

On October 27, 2023, the FTC announced a new reporting provision for businesses affected by the already-amended Safeguards Rule. The new provision requires business to report cybersecurity incidents that affect 500 or more people. FTC announces new Safeguards Rule provision: Is your company up on what’s required? | Federal Trade Commission From the FTC: The … Read more

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Understanding the NordVPN DNS Leak and How to Prevent It

NordVPN DNS Leak

In today’s digital age, where our personal information is constantly at risk, safeguarding our online privacy has become more crucial than ever. People widely recognize Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) as a reliable solution for ensuring online security and anonymity. NordVPN, one of the leading VPN providers, has gained immense popularity for its robust features. However, … Read more

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VPN at Home – 5 Reasons You Need One Now

Stay safe with a VPN at home

You trust your internet service provider. Right? You trust that their Wi-Fi router is airtight. Besides, who in their right mind would want to hack your home network? Are you really that interesting? Continue reading to learn 5 reasons you need a VPN at home. Are you ready? Get the best VPN right now. When … Read more

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