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?
It’s been a full fifteen minutes since you last checked your Facebook account (oh, the self restraint!) and the part of your brain that allows your fingers to seamlessly, unconsciously hit that app on your smartphone does it again. There you are, mindlessly staring at your Facebook feed, when – Bam! “North Korea nuked Russia??” “Obama, in his last move of his presidency is granting … Continue reading Fake News Flash – Think Before you Share!
So by now, 2016 is just a mere memory and that means it’s time to make some predictions about what lies ahead in 2017 in the realm of cyber security. Last year, the convergence of tech, society and security were some of the central-most elements to define the year; There was the the Apple vs FBI showdown, the persistent ransomware crisis, and Russia’s involvement in … Continue reading 7 Bold Security Predictions for 2017
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
“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
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