- Password Manager Programs – If you are truly going to have dozens or hundreds of unique and long passwords, you will need the help of a password manager program to keep them all straight, and enter ...
If you own a Netgear wireless router, especially the R6200, R6250, R6400, R6700, R6900, R7000, R7100LG, R7300, R7900, R8000, D6220, and D6400 routers and possibly other models are vulnerable to arbitrary command injection. This is a security bug that could allow a remote attacker to access your router. This vulnerability was announced by US-CERT on December 9th, and reported in Naked Security on December 12th.
Vulnerabilities such as this one ...Continue Reading →
The United States recently accused the Russian government of trying to influence US elections last November, and has expelled 35 Russian diplomatic officials and closed two Russian diplomatic facilities, one in New York City, and the other in Maryland, near Washington DC.
The Russians are denying any direct involvement, of course, and are laying the blame on Russian cyber-criminal groups. But we have discussed ...Continue Reading →
We have written about Stuxnet a couple of times. (Here and here) My fascination with this incredible piece of malware writing is that it represents the first documented case of cyber war between nation-states. As we now know, Iran, specifically the nuclear facility at Natanz, was attacked by the United States, and our ally Israel. I recently watched a documentary ...Continue Reading →
A recent article in Naked Security caught my eye the other day about a new web site vulnerability called HTTPoxy. This stands for HTTP requests and poisoned proxy settings. Most web site use a technology called Common Gateway Interface (CGI) to run applications such as site search, collect information submitted on web forms, display comments, run a forum, or to display database queries such as pricing in a usable form on a web page.
Mobile smart devices have all the capabilities of a laptop or computer. What this means from a cybersecurity perspective is that they are every bit as vulnerable as a laptop or desktop computer. The fact that they are small makes them easy for a thief to slip in a pocket or backpack and carry away, along with your personal information, contacts, pictures, geo-location history, and a raft of critical and revealing information.
In ...Continue Reading →
Microsoft has made Windows 10 one of the most highly personalized and cloud integrated operating systems ever, and this may introduce new security risks into using your computer. They do this by keeping track of what you do, where you go an the Internet, and what you are typing. This is how features such as Cortana get to know your preferences, and begin to make suggestions. Microsoft says this information is scrubbed ...Continue Reading →
Today we are going to look at the symptoms that your computer may be displaying that are indications of a malware infection.
These are signs that you will see on your computer display, and are the most obvious symptoms.
File this under Not Surprised.
One of the problems with sending all our technology manufacturing jobs to foreign countries in order to produce less expensive goods is that some of these countries are not necessarily our best buddies. With some of them we might have what you would call “trust issues.”
Recently The Hacker News released an article about how a Chinese manufacturer of ARM processors (Allwinner sun8i for A83T, H3, or H3 ...Continue Reading →
Windows XP was released on August 24, 2001. It was officially retired by Microsoft two years ago on April 8, 2014. This makes WinXP almost 15 years old, which in operating system years is about 500 years old. Sophos reported:
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“Windows XP was still running on 10.9% of all desktops as of March 2016, according to stats compiled by Net Applications.
To put that in perspective, according to Net Applications’ figures, Windows XP is still ...