Tag Archives: Security

Breaches, Compromises and You

Breaches of data are coming at the rate of almost 1 reported breach (and how many unreported breaches??) per day. With so many major data sources being breached more than 3 Billion people have been affected. That’s more than the

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

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

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

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.

Ransomware – What you need to know

Ransomware Warning SIgns

So what is ransomware? It is when your computer gets compromised by an evil piece of software that detects files and encrypts them with an almost impossible way to recover your data. Why “almost impossible” you ask? Well, you could

Antivirus is Dead

Antivirus is Dead

Brian Dye from Symantec wrote an OpEd piece for the Wall Street Journal declaring that antivirus is dead. The funny thing about this  “declaration’ is that it is not new information, at least it isn’t new to those of us

OpenSSL- Opening your door to data thieves

Heart Bleed, OpenSSL, Encryption, Flaw

So OpenSSL for two years was an open door to your data. Sure, there wasn’t just the obvious “here’s the data” sign for folks to see, but for those looking for exploits that no one else was (which is why

Wireless for your small to large business – What you should know about WPA2

wifi, hacking Cracking, WPA, WPA2, Radius, NPS

There are several methods to crack even the most audacious WPA/WPA2 wireless passwords. So what do we do now? Well it is time for you and your IT team to look at 2 method authentication. What does that mean? You

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