Phishing in Fish Tanks

Posted by - July 24, 2017

Recently, an internet-connected fish tank at a casino was hacked in an attempt to steal data. This fish tank was web-accessible in order to help automatically feed the fish and keep manage their environment. Once the hacker found the weakness in the tank’s network, they used that to find other vulnerabilities in the casino’s network…. Read more »

A Court Verdict Raises the Pressure for Website Accessibility

Posted by - July 24, 2017

Do you know if your website is currently in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act? Do you work for an organization where it is required for your website to be accessible to people with disabilities? If you’re unsure of either of these questions, you may want to talk to an expert before it’s too… Read more »

Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW

Posted by - July 17, 2017

Adobe Flash Player is a favorite piece of software for hackers to exploit for various reasons: it’s on a lot of computers, users need it to access Flash-based content, and many users do not keep it updated. Because of these and so many others, hackers love coming up with new ways to invade your devices… Read more »

Major Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked – Customer’s Accounts Plundered

Posted by - July 14, 2017

Bithumb, which is one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, was recently hacked, with the criminals making off with approximately 32,000 customers’ user account information. Thankfully, no passwords were obtained. This hack was different in that instead of going after the exchange’s internal network, the hackers broke into a home PC of an employee of… Read more »

Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers

Posted by - June 29, 2017

A two-year investigation has led to the arrest of two telephone scammers who were preying on vulnerable victims, tricking them into thinking their electronic devices were affected by malware. This investigation was conducted by Microsoft and British police. One of the ways the scammers tricked their victims into believing their PCs had been infected was… Read more »

Malware’s Flames Infect a Quarter of a Billion Computers

Posted by - June 07, 2017

Just when you thought you were safe from WannaCry, a new bully is on the playground called Fireball. And this malware has already infected over a quarter billion computers worldwide! One of out every five corporate networks have been compromised. Most of these are in other countries as the US, thankfully for now, only accounts… Read more »

Your passwords may soon get a lot longer, but they’ll be much easier to remember

Posted by - May 30, 2017

  With new guidelines from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, we will soon, hopefully, see the elimination of older, outdated standards such as frequent password changes and utilizing special characters.  These guidelines will affect both government and business passwords. Because humans have limited memory capabilities, having to recall long, complicated strings of… Read more »

Deleting your cookies, cache, and browser history in Microsoft Edge

Posted by - May 17, 2017

  Previously, we have shown you how to delete and clear these pesky, residual elements in Internet Explorer that stick around on your computer after you’re finished searching the web.  This time, we will be showing you how to do it for Microsoft Edge, their newest web browser.  You’ll find updating to this browser comes… Read more »