If you are a high risk or high net worth user of Google’s popular Gmail platform, Google Drive, or other Google services such as YouTube or Google Analytics, Google has come up with an advanced security program for you.
By Richard Branson – Virgin CEO tells how he was almost duped out of $5 Million, and how a close friend of his lost $2 million to scammers.
At the end of September, the Senate passed the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act for Small Business. This is an effort to help small businesses deal with the technical aspects and costs associated with creating a cybersecurity program and protecting their digital assets from attack or compromise. The Act instructs NIST to create a plan for small businesses that is based on the NIST Cybersecurity ...Continue Reading →
Three billion (3,000,000,000) is the current tally of breached user IDs, passwords, and customer account information at Yahoo. This is most assuredly all of the user account information they were holding about their customers. If you were or are a Yahoo account holder, just assume your information is among the lost.
Earlier we reported that this breach may have been less significant because Continue Reading →
Email account hijacking is a serious, growing problem. It has become the number one way that cyber-criminals make money. What makes it so insidious is the ease with which the hijacker can impersonate the owner of the email account.Continue Reading →
There is a new twist on an old tax scam appearing in email inboxes recently. The new phishing exploit uses both IRS and FBI emblems to scare recipients into provide personal information on a downloadable questionnaire. You can read the official warning here.
I like to remind people that the IRS only communicates with taxpayers by postal mail. Sometimes they might send a US Marshal. And the FBI certainly would not be sending an email when they can ...Continue Reading →
A court ruling means that Yahoo! and its parent company, Verizon, could end paying a heavy price for the huge breaches that saw more than 1 billion people’s details compromised.
Last Friday we covered some of the security issues travelers can face when staying at a hotel. Today we are going to look at air travel – specifically the bad things that can happen to you if you carelessly discard or foolishly post a picture online of your airline boarding pass.
For some reason, people like to post images of their boarding passes on ...Continue Reading →
The Equifax breach has been all over the news this weekend, and it should be. This is worse than they are telling us. It most certainly DOES affect you, if you are adult and have ever purchased a car or opened a credit card account. Don’t wait to be told you are a victim. Assume you are a victim.
In a world where we are all suffering from “breach fatigue,” having suffered through dozens if not hundreds of these revelations about ...Continue Reading →