The Hidden Dangers in Smart Cites + 5 Bonus Tips to Secure Your IoT Devices

How does the idea of a smart city sound to you? The term might conjure up images of “Jetsons”-like flying cars whizzing by. Or maybe you’re envisioning something a bit darker but technologically dazzling a la Minority Report. Sorry to burst your bubble, but smart cities, as cool as they are, aren’t all that futuristic and there are already lots of them all around the … Continue reading The Hidden Dangers in Smart Cites + 5 Bonus Tips to Secure Your IoT Devices

Sick of Being Tracked? 7 Tips to Stop Internet Tracking

Guess what – You’re being tracked. Is that news to you? Well it shouldn’t be. If you use the internet (which it sure seems you do, because you’re reading this right now), you have to know that every time you visit any website, you’re being tracked because of cookies (Yum, right? Er…no). Cookies are small packets of data that collect information about you to enhance … Continue reading Sick of Being Tracked? 7 Tips to Stop Internet Tracking

One Phish, Two Phish, Red Phish…Spear Phish?

Who doesn’t love a good fishing trip? Just imagine it – you, some cold ones, your boat sailing along in the middle of the placid silver-blue lake. But wait! What’s that grabbing hold of your line, tugging as if it’s the master and you’re the one getting caught? Well guess what? When it comes to phishing, you’re the one being reeled in. Phishing, which is … Continue reading One Phish, Two Phish, Red Phish…Spear Phish?

A is for Apple, B is for BitCoin – The Most Noteworthy Data Breaches of 2016

2016 has come and gone and now we can look back at the year that was and say with complete confidence that it truly was a watershed year for cyber security. Each day brought new reports of data breaches and threats of epic proportions — and every time we figured we had heard the last of it, more tales were just around the corner. And … Continue reading A is for Apple, B is for BitCoin – The Most Noteworthy Data Breaches of 2016

Vulnerability of the Year: Ransomware

“Um, honey, I think we have a problem. The computer is telling me that all the files on it have been encrypted. This is your sort of thing, right?” Inhaling, I let my dear hubby’s words sink in. Ransomware? My sort of thing? In 2016, ransomware was everybody’s sort of thing. Ransomware is nothing new. In fact, in internet years it’s older than dirt. It’s … Continue reading Vulnerability of the Year: Ransomware

What (not) to Buy for the Holidays — 2016’s Most Hackable Gifts

Let’s level for a moment, shall we? Sure, we love the holidays (whatever holiday it is that you may be celebrating at this time of year). We savor cozy memories of cocoa and fireplaces, we revel in the warm and fuzzy emotions that come with spending time with friends, and we almost enjoy the biting cold nipping at our noses. But what we really like the … Continue reading What (not) to Buy for the Holidays — 2016’s Most Hackable Gifts