Category Archives: Security

Popular Program CCleaner Compromised – 20 Million users affected

Cisco’s Talos researchers discovered that the official site that distributes the popular CCleaner tool was compromised between Aug 15th and September 12th of 2017. During this time, a version of CCleaner was uploaded that had Malware designed to install other

Special Podcast Edition – Jason Haddix

Take time to take a listen as we interviewed BugCrowd’s Jason Haddix. As their head of Trust and Security, and their #1 ranked researcher for 2014/2015, Jason certainly knows his way around bug bounties, pen testing and security. If you’ve ever

Adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

Be careful clicking links coming from within Facebook Messenger. Regardless of if you’re using Mac, Linux or Windows, Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE, they are all susceptible in some manner. What looks like an innocent video is actually a redirected

CIA Vault 7 Newest Leaks

Today Wikileaks released the newest Vault 7 release of information regarding the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA’s Office of Technical Service (OTS) is the group responsible for supplying CIA operatives with tech gadgets, spy items like secret recording

US Navy Ships crashing – are they being hacked?

The USS John McCain Guided Missle Destroyer recently ran into a commercial ship causing damage and more importantly, loss of life. How does a US Navy ship that has advanced computer systems, hundreds of crew members simply run into another

BlackHat – The Final Review

BlackHat 2017 was one for the record books. Record attendance by the media, record attendance by security researchers from more than 80 countries around the world, and record attendance by the vendors from the security sector. I even spoke to

Petya isn’t about your dog

Petya is a Ransomware variant that as of the writing of this post, is currently hitting the European continent. Russian energy giant Rosneft, US Pharmaceutical giant Merck and the largest shipping container company in the world Maersk is currently being

Podcast Episode 3- Do You Need Antivirus?

Do you really need antivirus software on your computer these days? With all the new malware tools, security tools, is antivirus a 90’s dinosaur? What about tablets and cell phones? If you decide you really need it, are the free

Free SNMP Email Course and much more

The Paessler Group is offering a free email course on what SNMP is and how to use it for monitoring of your network. This course comes to your inbox on a weekly basis for 5 weeks from the time you

Disney Circle – Review and opinion

 You have a children using Internet connected devices every day. However, you would like to be able to control what they see, or even how long they are online. Maybe you want to control specific applications? Maybe you’re not really

Phishing – Spear Phishing – Whaling

Spearphishing Campaign

There are several terms that indicate an attempt by a hacker to trick you into giving your login credentials to them. The terms phishing, spearphishing and whaling are all related to the attempt to trick you via a fake email.

Donald Trump – Hacking – Russians

OK, so this might be a little rough on the edges, but man I’m just appalled at the sheer amount of stupid coming out of people’s mouths that are supposed to be smart people. So here I go! If you

Donald Trump and Hacking

Donald Trump Hacker Challenge Tweet

Just to be transparent: I did not vote for, nor support in any manner, Donald Trump for President during his campaign. However, he was elected, I am an American and I support him in his endeavor to help move our

Windows 10 Podcast

Windows 10 is coming. You can’t stop it, and eventually if you own a Windows computer, you will have Win10. So before you get all twisted and out of control over it, take the 12 mins to listen to this

Fast way to sight rifle

This guy exposes a special operations trick to sight in a rifle in 2 shots, sometimes three if you suck. Instead of firing a shot aimed at the middle of a target, then adjusting the sights to the middle of

Blink for Home

Blink for home, Dave the IT guy, Cincinnati, tech, review

——–Update 1/21/16: After receiving my 5 camera system and setting it up, I ran into a couple of issues. One, some of the cameras displayed a green screen (like night vision mode). Sent an email to support at Blink and

Your car and garage hacked

We’ve talked about car hacks in the past, and now we’re talking how easy it is to break into almost every car made, and even Viper and Cobra alarm and remote systems. This isn’t new, more or less. People have

Another MAC Vulnerability

Still thinking your MAC is just safer than Windows? Are you not aware that hackers are now spending more time targeting Apple and their devices? Well you better be, because it is happening and this is just the next in

VPN and why it’s the best money you will spend this year

So you hit the coffee houses, airports, hotels and your favorite lunch spots with your laptop, cell phone or tablet to get some work done or just surf the web? Do you login to your email? How about checking on

Adult FriendFinder Hacked!

Adult Friend Finder hacked

Adult FriendFinder was hacked just a couple of days ago. More than 15 million user’s information was stolen, with 3.9M leaked onto the internet already. Names, email addresses, zip codes, sexual preferences and much more was included in the leak.

Electronic Surveillance Bill set to expire – but there is more

The so called “Patriot Act” provision that gave the spy agencies the post 9-11 powers to spy on all of us  (known as Section 215) that Eric Snowden exposed is set to expire in about 45 days. Both the NSA

Hack The Plane

Well, as usual, the government is far behind in acknowledging what many of us already knew (those of us in the hacking/security field). When you marry Wifi and other public connectivity with internal systems, hacking is always a possibility. I

Completely free IT Training and it’s worth it

Cybrary IT

If you’re looking to take some training in the IT field and not sure if you like what it is, or even know what part of IT you’re interested in, then you’ve found the right posting. If you’ve never hear

KarmaGo!

Karma Go

We all have data plans on our smartphones (those of us with smartphones anyway) but do you find yourself not using the data each month but keep paying for it? Sure AT&T now has the rollover data, but that’s only for

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