Archive for October, 2018

Ransomware Attacks North Carolina and Connecticut

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The city of West Haven, Connecticut was hit by a ransomware attack that ran for twenty-three minutes on Tuesday, October 16th and infected 23 servers. The city managed to contain the attack by 5:30pm the following day.  With the help of MS-ISAC, a division of Homeland Security, police were able to determine the attack came […]

Five Best Practices for IT Security

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Security is a necessity when it comes to information technology. Everything from hacking to malware to theft is a potential threat. While there is nothing that guarantees 100% protection, there are a few basics that go a long way toward protection. Here are five best practices for keeping your system safe. 1. Pick Your Battles […]

One Simple Trick to Boost Your Security that Nobody Does

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Cybercrime is projected to cost the global economy more than $2 trillion a year by 2019 according to market analysts Juniper Research, yet a simple overlooked solution exists—changing your domain name system (DNS). Changing your DNS server is quick, easy and an effective trick to not just save you money but also boost your security, […]

Välkommen! Now Give Me Your Hand: The Potential Of Implanted Microchips

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Biohax, a passive near field communications device has been inserted in thousands of people in Sweeden.  Certified biohackers insert the 2x12mm tubular microchip under your skin, usually in the area between your thumb and forefinger.  The chip contains no tracking capabilities, no GPS capabilities, and no batteries, and the device itself is Chinese, with German […]

Chinese Spy Chips Found on US Servers

Friday, October 5th, 2018

This is something I’ve been contemplating for a good 20 years. I hate to see my suspicions borne out. As it turns out, China has been putting rice-sized surveillance chips on motherboards manufactured in the country. Since the chips are so small they don’t contain a lot of information, but it’s enough to allow Chinese […]

Unsecured Webcams Leave Open Door for Criminals

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Security expert Craig Petronella of Petronella Technology Group said you shouldn’t just take a camera out of the box and use it with its factory settings intact. “You have to configure it,’’ he said. “It has a default user name and password and after you get it all set up, you want to change the password to something […]