Blog categorized as Security

A visit to a legitimate, but compromised, website.

A mistyped web address.

A single click. 

Each of these ​actions could potentially result in your files being encrypted by ransomware.


Ransomware is here to stay—at least until the next extortion tool comes along. Why? Because it's been effecti...

2020-02-25 02:14 PM - Comment(s)
Equifax Headquarters


In the latest of what can only be described as a pandemic of data breaches, Equifax has admitted, belatedly, that they failed to properly protect the personal financial data of 143 million Americans, 400,000 Britons, and 100,000 Canadians.

When will these companies begin to take the security of ...

2017-09-19 05:43 AM - Comment(s)

In the largest data breach yet reported, 500 million accounts have been compromised at Yahoo. If you have a Yahoo account, you’re probably affected. If you use your Yahoo password on any other sites, change them now. We highly recommend the use of a password manager and a different password for ever...

2016-09-24 03:09 AM - Comment(s)

Microsoft has admitted the existence of yet another security flaw in Internet Explorer which hackers are actively exploiting. It is called a “zero day” exploit because there was zero time between the discovery of the flaw and the first known exploits by hackers.

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The flaw affects near...

2014-04-28 04:51 AM - Comment(s)

James Lyne recently gave a TED talk on cybercrime. It’s well worth the eighteen minutes.

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2013-12-03 03:57 AM - Comment(s)

Over the past few weeks a particularly nasty piece of malware has begun attacking Windows PCs around the globe. Employing a public/private key pair, this malware encrypts data files (some reports say system files as well) on a user’s PC before presenting a demand of $300US ransom for the decryption ...

2013-10-08 03:55 AM - Comment(s)