Most Common Malware of 2019 (So Far)

In 2015 and 2016 the winner was crypto-ransomware exploits.  In 2017 and 2018 the most common exploit was Business Email Compromise, aka Email Account Hijacking (BEC/EAC).  This is year is shaping up to be the year of the crypto-mining exploit.

Here are the crypto-mining malware programs that are the most prevalent:

  • AuthedMine – A variant of Coinhive, AuthedMine ios supposed to require an explicit opt-in ...
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New WordPress Security Options

I have developed some expertise around the area of WordPress security.  One of my clients has a WordPress site under development, and recently the web designer changed the name of the login URL from https://clientsite.com/wp-admin to https://clientsite.com/A9u3ycGH37.  Basically, the wp-admin page name had been replaced with random characters.  I found out when I tried to log in using the usual URL.  I wondered ...

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Computer and Networking Shortcuts Create Vulnerabilities

Most victims of cyber-crime created the vulnerabilities that allowed their computer, network, email account, website, or other service get hijacked.  In many cases, especially in the consumer or small business networking environments, they just don’t know what to do, or what to be looking for.  But even in business network environments where IT professionals have been in charge of operations, decisions ...

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Stupid Politicians – Australia Edition

Thank God this hasn’t happened here in the United States (yet).  It is not for lack of trying by US law enforcement agencies, though.  What am I talking about?  Australia recently passed the controversial and totally STUPID anti-encryption law called Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Act of 2018 (TOLA).

TOLA is supposed to ...

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Weekend Update

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


Tell Congress to Restore Full Net Neutrality Protections

From the Electric Frontier Foundation (EFF).  Do you  like what has happened to your cable and Internet service?  In December 2017, the FCC voted to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order, giving Internet service providers (ISPs) free reign to engage in unfair and discriminatory data practices. That decision ...

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VPN Encryption Protocols Explained

A VPN can provide a way to keep your location private by replacing the IP address of your ISP’s gateway router with an anonymous IP from the VPN provider’s pool.  It will prevent your ISP, or Google and other websites from discovering your location, tracking your activity online, or saving your search history.  The contents of your communications are changed from plaintext to ...

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How to Pick a VPN

If you are looking to protect yourself and your computer communications by using a VPN, the hardest part often is knowing where to start.  There are dozens of companies providing VPN services for a fee.  How can you know which one is best for you?

There are a number of features to consider when shopping for a VPN service.  Some of the features to ...

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