Archive for January, 2019

Mitsubishi: Leading the Way to Cyber-secure Vehicles

Monday, January 28th, 2019

The rise of smart cars and in-vehicle computer systems summons cyber-security to the forefront of automotive industry priorities. Today’s consumers stay connected beyond their vehicle interior with things like navigation, hands-free calling, driver assist features, and in the future autonomous vehicles. To stay ahead of cyber threats, in 2015 the auto industry established an Automotive […]

Mortgage Info Stolen in Data Breach

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Over 24 million mortgage documents were exposed this month for an extended period of time. The security lapse was first reported by Zack Whittaker of TechCrunch Wednesday afternoon who assisted Bob Diachenko in tracing the leak back to Ascension. “On January 15, this vendor learned of a server configuration error that may have led to […]

Robot Fleet Delivers at George Mason University

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia is now delivering food to on-campus students via autonomous wheeled robots. Estonia-based Starship Technologies partnered with Sodexo, a company that manages dining on George Mason’s campus to bring twenty-five delivery robots to the University. There is a $1.99 delivery charge for the new service. Senior Vice President of business […]

Continued Shutdown Complicating Cybercrime Investigations

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

As the government shut down continues, more and more damage is being done to federal law enforcement agencies. The negative impact on cybercrime investigations is particularly troublesome. Without the proper personnel in place due to the prolonged furlough, the government cannot get clearance approved for its agents and analysts. One anonymous FBI source told KrebsOnSecurity, […]

Facebook may be gathering data thanks to popular ’10-year challenge’

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Facebook users are being swept up in the latest on-line trend called the “10-year challenge.” People will post side-by-side then-and-now photos, but some say there’s a dark side to it. Facebook is the ultimate “Big Brother” surveillance device. Those using it readily participate in feeding its enormous appetite for data without realizing […]

Government Shut Down Opens Door For Cybersecurity Gaps

Monday, January 14th, 2019

The prolonged and ongoing government shut down due to a standoff between President Trump and Congress is affecting more than just 800,000 government paychecks and border walls.  The shutdown is affecting key agencies that control cybersecurity, such as the Department of Homeland Security, and compromised government cyber systems are the root of anxiety for many. […]

Google Knows More About You Than You Think

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Data. It feeds the information superhighway with ever-increasing accuracy and depth.  Personal data is particularly lucrative, and many companies will pay big bucks to get your info. Like many other tech giants, Google acquires massive amounts of personal data to tailor ads to the user and improve your experience.  Through its various apps and services, […]