Archive for February, 2019

A Conversation With NCBA’s Privacy & Data Security Committee Chair

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

I sat down with Alex Pearce of Ellis & Winters LLP, the current chair of North Carolina Bar Association’s Privacy & Data Security Committee to discuss the current trends he sees in security for lawyers.  PETRONELLA: What is the biggest threat to firms that already have cybersecurity systems in place? PEARCE: One of the biggest threats is […]

WordPress Critical Flaw Discovered: Update Now

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Updating your WordPress content management software to version 5.0.3 is URGENT! RIPS Technologies told Hacker News of a remote code execution vulnerability that affects all previous versions. That’s over six years of vulnerability. The remote code execution attack can be utilized by any nefarious user with at least an author account via a combination of […]

SIM Swapper Faces Ten Year Sentence

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Joel Ortiz, a twenty-year-old college student from California accepted a plea deal and now faces a ten-year prison term for his SIM Swapping Attacks. Ortiz was arrested last year for stealing more than five million dollars in cryptocurrency. Roughly forty victims were affected. SIM swapping involves attackers posing as their target and soliciting a SIM […]

Dating Sites Post Big Security Issues in February

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Valentine’s Day week was not a good week for dating sites. Three online dating sites, OkCupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, and Jack’d, all suffered an array of security incidents. TechCrunch reported on Sunday that OkCupid has been dealing with a rise in account takeovers. Hackers are then hackers changing the account email address and password, making […]

Craig Uncovers Advanced New Phishing Scheme

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Hackers are getting more sophisticated at hiding their malware and data theft traps. Listen as Craig walks through how he discovered a cyberattack that would have ensnared anyone who wasn’t well-versed in cybersecurity awareness, then click here to learn how to not fall for tricks like these yourself.

Experts worried high-tech cars more open to hackers

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Original story at RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – As automakers add more high-tech features to vehicles, a new report says those features are making cars more and more vulnerable to hijacking. Consider this scenario: You’re on your way to someplace, and you’re ready to jump into our car, except you can’t open it because you’re locked […]

Data-collecting cars can be a convenience, but they also raise privacy concerns

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Originally posted on RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Your car is spying on you and you probably don’t even know it. Late-model vehicles generate tons of data and automakers are now finding ways to collect and sell that data to third parties — but who really owns that information and should it be sold? For […]

Your Car is Spying on You

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Did you know your car is spying on you? It knows where you’re going, how fast you’re going there, what you’re listening to, and more! Where is your personal data going and who’s getting it? Tune in to CBS 17 after Superbowl LIII to learn more.