The FBI Releases the IC3 2017 Internet Crime Report

On May 7, the FBI announced the release of the 2017 edition of the Internet Crime Report, published by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).   This 29 page report outlines what cyber-crimes are most popular and most profitable for the perpetrators.  Don’t miss the extensive list of cyber-crimes and definitions in Appendix A.  Seriously, I found them kind of interesting.  Anyway, these crimes led to $1.42 billion in losses last ...

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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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Weekend Update

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


WordPress turns 15 on Sunday May 27

WordPress will be 15 years old this May 27th, 2018!  On Sunday, May 27th, we’re planning a global event celebrating the WordPress 15th Anniversary with WordPress community groups around the world.


Alexa, Siri and Google can be tricked by commands you can’t hear

Researchers have shown how attackers could trick ...

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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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Sunday Funnies – Funny SSID Names

Here are some clever ideas for funny wireless network names.  Also called a Service Set Identifier or (SSID).  Plus a funny story about one of those names.

From Naked Security:  Why ‘remote detonator’ is a bad name for your Wi-Fi network.  Police and a bomb sniffing dog were called.

Top fifty funniest SSID names: (from buyvia.com)

Here are the top ten:

  1. It Burns When IP
  2. I’m Under Your Bed
  3. Pretty Fly ...
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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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