Privacy is a concern as we move forward with this administration. I am curious to watch President-Elect Trump’s position on IT security and privacy mature over the first 100 days.
Be aware of this back door vulnerability in Windows 10. Microsoft is working on a fix as it pertains to the privilege escalation issue.
There is good advice in this article in dealing with these overwhelming SPAM attacks, but more than anything, have in place a second layer of protection around your iCloud accounts in the form of two-factor authentication.
As we near the end of 2016, it is time to reflect on the effect of DOS and DDOS attacks throughout the country and the world over the past year. 2017 needs to become a year of preparation and defense.
This is a great starting toolkit for white hat security professionals, and many of these devices make great stocking stuffers.
It appears everyone in the San Francisco Area got a pre-holiday treat in the form of free rides on the city’s muni system. Needless to say, as minor as this hack seems to be, remember that the muni system could also be manipulated in other ways that are less friendly. And this was only one of many critical systems in the city’s IT infrastructure.
This is great advice for all of us planning to take advantage of Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season.
I too spent some time on ClickClickClick and I must admit that the experience was quite sobering. There is nothing unexpected in the experience for anyone familiar with the intrusive nature of web data mining, but it is none the less scary to see it presented in such an interactive and violating form. This will certainly be a teaching tool that I will turn to in the future for some of my end user education platforms.
The death of SHA-1 is closer than you may think. Time to prepare and move forward.