Send a Password Through Your Body

October 4th, 2016

Fingerunlock

Every now and then an idea comes along and you think, “Wow, that’s really, really cool.” Here’s the problem: when you send a password through wifi, that signal can be picked up by anybody.  That means hackers can potentially capture your password and like that, your account is compromised. A team at Washington University recently […]

Wells Fargo Might Not be the Only One Opening Fake Accounts

October 3rd, 2016

Creditcards

Last month, the world found out that employees at Wells Fargo created millions of credit cards and bank accounts in their customers’ names without their knowledge in order to get bonuses.  As a result, thousands of employees were fired, CEO John Stumpf resigned and the bank was hit with $185 million in fines. We should […]

Credit Card Theft Coverup at Trump Hotels

September 26th, 2016

Trumphotels

It’s known that Trump Hotel Collection suffered a data breach and credit card theft last year.  Generally, when a company suffers such a breach, they redouble their cybersecurity efforts.  Not so in this case, and because of the carelessness, it’s happened again. Owned by Donald Trump, real estate mogul and Republican presidential nominee, Trump Hotel Collections […]

Massive Yahoo Hack

September 22nd, 2016

Yahoo

When’s the last time you changed your Yahoo password?  If you haven’t done it since 2012, now is the time to do it. Yahoo is expected to confirm a massive hack that’s been rumored to have happened since August, when a hacker known as Peace claimed to have hacked them back in 2012.  The data […]

Problems with the State of Cybersecurity

September 22nd, 2016

Cybersecurityproblems

In the war between cybercriminals and cybersecurity, the good guys are losing, and it’s not even close. In 2015, over $3 billion was sunk into startups with the aim of battling hackers in one way or another.  The European Union is investing $2 billion in cybersecurity.  The United States is going to spend a whopping […]

September 2016 IT Security Numbers

September 20th, 2016

Graphincode

The September 2016 Threat Report from McAfee Labs had some sobering statistics. Ransomware continues to grow, which is no big surprise given how easy it is for people with limited programming experience to partake in it.  Instances of ransomware have increased more than 125% from last year, up to around seven million. Not to be outdone, […]

Secret Service Warns of New ATM Skimmer: Periscope

September 14th, 2016

Periscope

The Secret Service has issued a new warning to the banking industry about a new type of skimming device that has started showing up at ATMs. Being called “periscope skimming,” it involves a connecting a probe directly into an ATM’s circuit board in order to steal bank card data. The thieves behind the technology were […]

Customize Your Own Ransomware

September 12th, 2016

Excitedatcomputer

Have you wanted to get in on the ransomware craze?  Infect a few computers, hold their files for ransom and make a few hundred bucks real quick?  Well now you can, and you can customize it to your heart’s desire. The Philadelphia Headquarter, a version of the Stampado strain of ransomware, was developed by a malware […]

Hacking with Sound

September 8th, 2016

Soundwavecode

What do Tibetan monks, sophisticated hackers and famous rock stars all have in common? The ability to harvest soundwaves into power. Case in point: Israeli Video Researchers from the Negev Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University discovered a MacGyver-esque way to syphon data from a PC to a mobile device using nothing but the […]

Hillary Clinton’s Lost Laptop

September 6th, 2016

If Hilary Clinton’s email troubles weren’t bad enough, it appears that two archive of her emails, one on a laptop and the other on a thumb drive, were lost in the mail. According to the FBI’s report, meant as a reference for writing a future book, the archives were created in 2013, before she turned […]

68 Million Dropbox Accounts Leaked

August 31st, 2016

Dropbox

It was already know that Dropbox was hacked back in 2012, but what was never reported was just how many accounts were compromised.  We now that number now: 68,680,741. Leakbase, a notification service for data breaches, found a five gigabyte file with the login information for the over 68 million Dropbox accounts.  The information included email […]

New Malware Makes iPhone Tell Spies EVERYTHING

August 29th, 2016

Pegasus

A newly discovered piece off malware that was created by the NSO Group, a sketchy company that builds hacking tools for governments, intelligence agencies, and militaries, has the ability to basically turn any iPhone into a surveillance device without the user ever knowing they’ve been infected. Being called Pegasus, it was discovered after targeting a […]

Cisco’s ExtraBacon Exploit

August 24th, 2016

Baconpile

Last week we reported on the newly found exploit in Cisco System firewalls that was part of the data dump of stolen files from the NSA’s Equation Group. Well, it turns out the vulnerability affects more Cisco models than was previously thought. Dubbed ExtraBacon, the exploit has code that keeps it from working on newer versions […]

Russian Spies Targeting News Organizations

August 24th, 2016

Russianhack

Apparently the Russians really want Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States. The FBI, in tandem with other US security agencies, are investigating a number of security breaches that appear to be targeting the DNC, as well as certain news organizations, such as The New York Times. Email services for The […]

75% of Data Breaches Could Easily be Prevented

August 18th, 2016

Locksunlock

In 2015, a startling statistic emerged when examining data security. Of all the compromised data as a result of data breaches, over 75% were due to stolen credentials. This should underline the importance of businesses securing privileged credential, particularly when using Microsoft Active Directory Services. Microsoft has released a set of guidelines for Credential Theft […]

Cisco Updates Thanks to NSA Hack

August 18th, 2016

Cisco

Thanks to a data dump stolen from what most believe to be a shadowy arm of the NSA, Cisco is developing a patch for a serious zero-day vulnerability that would allow an attacker to control of its firewalls. While the code appears to be several years old, it still appears to be functional. This new […]

Healthcare Industry Main Target of Vicious Strain of Ransomware

August 18th, 2016

Doctor Target

On numerous occasions we have warned about the threat of the Locky strain of ransomware, particularly in the healthcare industry. Now researchers at say FireEye that so far this month there have been some massive email campaigns spreading the malware. It would appear that based on the findings, the healthcare industry is once again the […]

NSA Exploiting Zero-Day Vulnerabilities?

August 18th, 2016

Nsa384

Thanks to a data dump stolen from what most believe to be a shadowy arm of the NSA, Cisco is developing a patch for a serious zero-day vulnerability that would allow an attacker to control of its firewalls. While the code appears to be several years old, it still appears to be functional. This new […]

Craig Petronella’s New Book Hits 3 Amazon Best Sellers Lists

August 17th, 2016

petronella

A press release announcing a book published by Craig Petronella, “How HIPAA Can Crush Your Medical Practice… Why Most Medical Practices Don’t Have A Clue About Cybersecurity or HIPAA And What To Do About It” having hit three Amazon Best Seller lists was published on 369 digital new outlets, including: 114 Premium News Sites ( TV […]

Snowden on the NSA Hack

August 17th, 2016

Yesterday we told you about a group of hackers calling themselves The Shadow Brokers auctioning off files they stole from a clandestine branch of the NSA called the Equation Group. The Equation Group was identified as part of the NSA thanks to files released by Edward Snowden, and now he’s speaking out about the hack. […]