Tag Archives: security

cyberBOLO

Be on the lookout… Aren’t you glad you don’t use Android?   And now for something completely different. Here’s a report that shows that there are something like 8,400 new Android malware instances every day, i.e., one every 10 seconds! … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Just in time for Hallowee’n… In his post, Google Gets Creepier, David Sparks brings up (via ProPublica, by way of Daring Fireball) recent changes in Google’s terms of service (have you read them lately?): …Traditionally, Google has kept web-browsing information … Continue reading

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Stop, Look, and Listen!!

From TidBITS, 25 August: Less than a month after the release of iOS 9.3.4 (see “Apple Releases iOS 9.3.4 with a Single Security Fix,” 4 August 2016) Apple has released yet another security-focused iOS update: iOS 9.3.5. Josh Centers continues: … Continue reading

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Wireless Hacked!

Wonderful! Just what we needed to hear: wireless keyboards can be hacked… Noticed this on TidBITS this afternoon, from Josh Centers: Bastille, a cybersecurity company, has shown that hackers can easily intercept transmissions from eight non-Bluetooth wireless keyboards. Experts demonstrated … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

View image | gettyimages.com   Found this on The Loop this afternoon: This issue is far from over. We have no idea how this is going to shake out, who will adapt and survive and who will fold. I do … Continue reading

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Safety First for Bank Cards

#112295349 / gettyimages.com This tip first appeared here about a year ago. It’s critical enough to repost: (a year ago) Last week, Kim Zetter posted, on Wired, a short-but-informative piece, How to Protect Yourself From Big Bank-Card Hacks. See what … Continue reading

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Hacking Is Everywhere

:::sigh::: Hackers can now take over automobiles. Aamna Mohdin posted a rather frightening piece on IFLScience the other day. It starts: Andy Greenberg was driving his car in St. Louis when he lost control of his vehicle. The air conditioning, … Continue reading

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Had You Heard?

View image | gettyimages.com   Be very, very careful about what buttons you push, when and where, on your devices. As an Ohio business exec ruefully discovered, Butt dialers beware: If you don’t lock your phone, it’s OK to eavesdrop: … Continue reading

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Should I Change My LastPass Master Password?

You may recall the LastPass breach news from last month. If you’re a LastPass user, you got the e-mail from LastPass advising users: …that the company had detected “suspicious activity” on LastPass servers, and that user email addresses and password … Continue reading

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Scareware: Not As Frightening as It Sounds

:::sigh::: The bad guys obviously have too much free time on their hands: …What happens is that you visit a Web site and seemingly have your browser maliciously frozen. You’ll find that you can’t quit, nor can you navigate away … Continue reading

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