Progress on Quantum Encryption

You may have heard something about “quantum computing.”  This appears to be where the future of computing is heading, and uses quantum mechanics and something called a “qubit”  instead of the typical ones and zeros of binary computer that we use today.  Quantum computing, when perfected, will provide some truly blistering data rates that could allow AI and machine learning to evolve into truly self-aware computing devices, also know as “the singularity.”  Think Skynet, without all the killing of humans ...

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Protecting Yourself from Browser Hacking

This week we have been investigating browser hacking, or the inadvertent disclosure of personal information that is saved and stored by your browser.  Today we will be showing several actions you can take to keep your information private.

The best way to protect yourself from a remote attacker is to prevent the remote access malware needed to access your computer from installing ...

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Hacking Your Browser for Further Exploits

In our last post, we discovered the trove of personal information that our web browser saves automatically, in the form of cookies, temporary Internet files, code snippets, and stored passwords.  Today we learn how an attacker could use this information in further exploits against you.

Using the information stored in your browser, an attacker can build a detailed dossier ...

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Hacking Your Browser for Personal Information

Did you know that web browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer save a lot of personal information that a cyber-attacker could us as research to build a web dossier about you, your likes, and your habits?  A personal dossier that could be used for a deeper attack?

Did  you know that web browsers store parts of web pages ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


FBI Releases IC3 2017 Internet Crime Report

05/07/2018 08:30 PM EDT  Original release date: May 07, 2018

FBI has released the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) 2017 Internet Crime Report, which highlights scams trending online. The top three crime types reported by victims in 2017 were non-payment/non-delivery, personal data breach, and ...

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How Secure Are Mobile Payment Apps Anyway?

The latest trend in the card payment universe are the mobile payment apps that let you use a smart watch or smartphone in place of a credit card.  Just how secure are these payment systems?  One of my regular readers, Eric Morley, owner of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts in Woodbury, MN, asked me that question via LinkedIn, and I thought it was a great idea for an article.  ...

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Credit Card Fraud Hit 33 Million Americans in 2017

If you were hit with credit card fraud this year, you are not alone.  15% of Americans surveyed by CompareCards, a LendingTree subsidiary, reported they had been victimized in 2017.  Fraud can happen without losing your card.  While card companies and banks are more alert to fraud than ever, cardholders are often the first to discover the fraudulent use of their card.

The two main types of card fraud ...

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