Your Microphone – One More Thing to Worry About

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” This astute quote is attributed to both Kurt Cobain, the grunge-wearing, cocaine-snorting lead singer of Nirvana and Joseph Heller, famed author of Catch-22. Regardless of which one said it first (we’re betting Cobain pinched it from Heller, as the latter could have been the former’s grandfather), it’s so chock full of truth that it’s kind … Continue reading Your Microphone – One More Thing to Worry About

Awareness Starts With You – The Top 10 Biggest Security Issues You Need to Know About Now

Well, it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, or NCSAM for short. While we’re always up for an excuse to talk about increasing security awareness, we’re super excited that there’s actually an entire month dedicated to helping people become more educated about their digital habits. For better or worse, our devices dominate our lives. According to Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report, the average person spends … Continue reading Awareness Starts With You – The Top 10 Biggest Security Issues You Need to Know About Now

Virobot: Are Monster Mash-ups The Future of Ransomware?

Veux-tu Virobot? For the non-francophones among us, what we’re asking is if you’ve heard about the latest ransomware variant dubbed Virobot. Multi-tasking Ransomware Discovered by researchers in mid September, Virobot is one heck of a multi-tasker. Though it’s clearly still under development, Virobot boasts an impressive CV of malicious skills — aside from the typical “execute and encrypt” ransomware capabilities, it logs and steals keystrokes … Continue reading Virobot: Are Monster Mash-ups The Future of Ransomware?

Watch Out for Online Learning Scams!

You may not have known, but September 15th is National Online Learning Day. Nowadays, it seems like everything has its own “day”. There is even a day dedicated to Pancakes (September 26th, get your maple syrup ready) and apparently, May 15 is “No Dirty Dishes Day”. But before you laugh off National Online Learning Day as insignificant, think about the following statistics: currently, there are … Continue reading Watch Out for Online Learning Scams!

7 Things Hackers Can Do With Your Stolen Social Security Number (and 6 Ways to Protect it!)

You probably already realize that keeping your social security number secure is really important. But have you ever thought about why it’s so important? Why Do We Need Social Security Numbers Anyway? To get a true understanding of why it’s so important to make sure that your “social” never falls into the wrong hands, let’s start from the beginning. A social security number is a … Continue reading 7 Things Hackers Can Do With Your Stolen Social Security Number (and 6 Ways to Protect it!)

Ransomware or Cryptomining Malware? Rakhni is Both!

Which is worse: Getting hit with cryptomining malware or falling prey to ransomware? With the new version of a relatively older trojan named Rakhni, you don’t have to wonder — because it delivers both. The exploit, which was first discovered in 2013, has gotten a fair number of technical enhancements over its long journey. It started out as a early entry in the world of … Continue reading Ransomware or Cryptomining Malware? Rakhni is Both!