Google Settles Lawsuit for Tracking Users in Incognito Mode

Posted by - January 12, 2024

Is your search activity truly private in private mode? Google has finally settled a lawsuit from June 2020 alleging that users were misled by having their activity tracked while browsing in incognito mode. According to The Hacker News, the plaintiffs filed a claim that Google violated federal wiretap laws by using Google Analytics to collect… Read more »

Can Hackers Still Bypass 2FA?

Posted by - January 10, 2024

Despite having 2FA enabled, Mandiant, a Google-owned company, was recently the victim of a cyber-attack against their Twitter account with over 100,000 followers. To appear more legitimate, the hackers renamed the account “Phantom” and updated the bio to pose as the Phantom Cryptocurrency wallet. The hackers then used the account to promote links to a… Read more »

An Advanced iPhone Hack is Putting Apple Users at Risk

Posted by - January 09, 2024

If you’re an Apple user, your data may be vulnerable to one of the most sophisticated attacks  of 2023. A recent discovery by Russian cybersecurity company, Kaspersky, has brought to light an advanced spyware attack that was able to target Apple iOS devices. According to Hacker News, the attack, which was dubbed Operation Triangulation, used… Read more »

Is Your Smart TV Spying On You?

Posted by - January 03, 2024

Are you planning to upgrade to a smart TV? You might want to think twice before making that purchase. According to a recent warning from an FBI field office, Smart TVs could leave owners vulnerable to advanced cyberattacks. Features of these high-tech devices include facial recognition, internet streaming, and microphone sensors – all of which… Read more »

Use of Blockchain Poses New Cybersecurity Risks

Posted by - December 14, 2023

Blockchain technology is most commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, but it has many potential applications for cybersecurity. Blockchain is a decentralized ledger that records transactions securely and transparently. This makes it ideal for storing sensitive data such as financial records or personally identifiable information. However, the use of blockchain also poses new cybersecurity risks. For example,… Read more »

23andMe Data Breach Impacts 6 Million Users

Posted by - December 08, 2023

23andMe, the popular genetic testing company, reported a data breach in October, which was later found to have impacted nearly 14,000 user accounts. Unfortunately, recent information has uncovered that the actual impact of the breach extended much further than a small fraction of users. According to Wired, the attackers collected the personal data of around… Read more »

Five Tips for Online Shopping Safely

Posted by - December 01, 2023

The holiday season may be the busiest online shopping season of the year – but that also means it’s the busiest for eCommerce and phishing scams. According to Cybersource, phishing ranked as the leading form of eCommerce fraud in 2022, impacting 43% of global eCommerce merchants. Hackers deceive shoppers into revealing their personal or financial… Read more »

Android iMessage App Shut Down Over Privacy Concerns

Posted by - November 27, 2023

The launch of the Sunbird app, ‘Nothing Chats’, made headlines last week after promising to solve all the current issues users face with Android/iPhone text threads. The app was supposed to allow Phone (2) users to connect their Apple IDs and access iMessage on their Android devices, eliminating low-quality images, videos, and random glitches in… Read more »

Employee Checking Personal Email Caused Okta Data Breach

Posted by - November 13, 2023

Did you know that a seemingly trivial act like logging into your personal Google account from your work-managed computer could lead to a massive data breach? According to Okta, an identity and access management provider, a breach of their backend support case management system was caused by an Okta employee logging into their personal Google… Read more »

Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats with Employee Cybersecurity Testing and Training

Posted by - November 07, 2023

Cybersecurity remains a top concern as businesses continue to navigate the digital age. While many companies invest in software and hardware to protect their systems, some overlook the importance of employee cybersecurity testing and training. Employee cybersecurity testing and training are crucial for businesses to ensure that their employees are aware of potential cyber threats… Read more »