Security Alerts




Shady Chrome Font – Daily Security Byte

? Cyber criminals are always trying to find new ways to lure users into doing dumb things. (more…)

February 22, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Bitcoin’s Role in Ransomware

A?recent report by Radware found that nearly 50 percent of businesses suffered a ransomware attack in 2016. (more…)

February 22, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Why Multifactor Authentication Beats Voice Biometrics

At the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, Pindrop shared the results of a recent study on voice biometric authentication. The research tracked 122 speakers in six languages (Italian, English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish), and found that the error rates of voice biometrics could double from 4%- to 8% in two-years. This data emphasizes […] Read More – Why Multifactor Authentication Beats Voice Biometrics (more…)

February 21, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Microsoft Cancels February Patch Day – Daily Security Byte

Typically, the second Tuesday of every month is Microsoft Patch Day… but not this month. (more…)

February 21, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Don’t Get Taken For a Ride: Auto App Hacks Can Lead to Real-life Car Jacking

People are using smart phones to connect and control virtually every aspect of their lives – including their cars. Automotive apps offer several convenient features like auto-start, lock, unlock and locate (more…)

February 17, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Top 10 US Cities for Unprotected Internet Devices

Ever wonder which parts of the country have the most unprotected devices? (more…)

February 15, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Valentine’s Day Hackers: “Be Mine”

Although chocolate, hearts and time with that special someone may be the central focus for most people on Valentine’s Day, this holiday represents a mischievous opportunity for hackers. Cybercriminals have historically taken advantage of unsuspecting victims with attacks related to love or concentrated on V-Day itself. ?In a recent CSO Online article, Marc Laliberte, information […] Read More – Valentine’s Day Hackers: “Be Mine” (more…)

February 14, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

T70 Wins Best UTM Product in the 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

? WatchGuard’s Firebox T70 has been chosen as the Best Unified Threat Management solution in the 2017?CyberSecurity Excellence Awards. (more…)

February 14, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

University Hijacked by Vending Machines

According to Network World, an unnamed university’s vending machines, smart light bulbs and 5,000 other IoT devices were recently hijacked. Sounds fishy, huh? As it turned out, the attack on the school’s internal network was actually caused by a series of seafood-related DNS requests that appeared every fifteen minutes. (more…)

February 13, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts

Customs Wants Your Password – Daily Security Byte

? I’m sure you’re aware of the immigration controversy currently happening in the U.S. due to a recent executive order. (more…)

February 10, 2017 — Category: Security Alerts