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500 Million Records Stolen in Marriott Breach

2018 has been the year of the hack. The problem, so was 2017, 2016, and so on… Marriott International has announced that they have had what could be the second largest data leak in history. They are saying that they are responsible for a data breach that leaked some 500 million records over a five ...

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Powerful Physical Security Options for Your Business

Data security isn’t the easiest thing in the world to plan for, especially if your organization doesn’t have any dedicated security professionals on-hand. While protecting your data with traditional methods, like passwords, firewalls, and antivirus, is important, what measures are you taking to ...

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When Your Microwave Talks Back, There is Bound to Be Problems

If you find your “smart” dishwasher or oven starts turning on & off, your washer/dryer lights flashing, or your webcam enabled vacuum chasing you around the house…You probably have a poltergeist! No…totally kidding….but you might be a victim of a hacker. There are vulnerabilities in ...

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Fileless Ransomware is More Dangerous Than Ever

By now everyone knows about ransomware, the dastardly strand of malware that encrypts data (or the drives it’s stored on) and sends the user a message demanding payment in a certain amount of time before the data is deleted forever. To add a little more menace to an already stressful situation, th ...

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Were you aware? Now you are. Don’t be frightened. We know it can be scary. We are here to explain what you can do to protect yourself from scary things like phishing attacks, Ransomware and other online scams as well as Cybersecurity at home, in t ...

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New Patent From Walmart Means No More Privacy For You

We usually discuss how a business can help keep itself more secure. Unfortunately, this time we have reason to discuss the potential for a business to undermine the privacy of its own customers and staff. Walmart recently applied for a patent for a new surveillance technology that, buried in the jar ...

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How to Tell if Your Online Browsing is Secure

Your choice of browser can easily impact your security, as each handles how it informs you whether or not your connection is encrypted differently. This is especially important to recognize, especially when the Chrome browser will soon run counter to the advice users have received for quite some tim ...

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Ransomware is Getting Smarter

In 2017, Ransomware variants like WannaCry, NotPetya and Bad Rabbit wreaked havoc on businesses. And now in 2018, ransomware-like tactics called CryptoJacking is up by 629% already this year, and is expected for continued growth. The reason behind the immense popularity of crypto jacking is that ...

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Smart Speakers & Security

“Okay Google, activate gun.” That’s a real phrase that a Google Home executed with the help of Google Assistant.     Artist Alexander Reben posted a video you see above demonstrating artificial intelligence (AI), in the form of Google Assistant to shoot an air pistol a ...

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Is Public Wi-Fi Safe? Don’t Count On It

Public Wi-Fi is a great step forward so you can have instant access to your Facebook account and keep up to date with what is going on with your bank account. However, not all Wi-Fi options are secure and they may be subjecting your device to dangerous hackers. Even at the 2018 RSA Conference p ...

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