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Archive for December, 2017

Data On 123 Million US Households Leaked Online

Security researchers at UpGuard recently made a terrifying discovery in finding an unprotected Amazon S3 server containing several databases belonging to a data analytics provider called Alteryx. While the server contained a ...

USB Drives Could Be Huge Factor In Data Loss, Theft

Most people agree that the use of USB drives increases efficiency and boosts productivity, which goes a long way toward explaining their popularity, but these handy little drives can also be problematic. ...

Popular Android Keyboard App Collected Private Information, Has Been Breached

How many apps do you have on your smartphone? Do you know how much data they're collecting about you? Most people have scores of apps installed (and often hundreds), even if they ...

Large Number Of HP Models May Have Keyloggers

HP is in the news again. If you missed the initial story, earlier in the year, it was reported that an audio driver that came pre-installed on a number of HP laptops ...

New Facebook Messenger App For Kids Raises Privacy Questions

On the surface, the new Facebook For Kids messenger app looks like a solid win that should put the minds of parents all over the world at ease. The company conducted extensive ...

Files Containing Nearly 1.5 Billion Passwords Leaked On The Internet

Researchers from the security firm 4iQ have made a disturbing discovery on the dark web. A massive repository has been discovered that contains a staggering 1.4 billion usernames and passwords in plain ...

New “MailSploit” Allows Email Spoofing

Phishing attacks just got a whole lot easier. A German security researcher named Sabri Haddouche has recently discovered a set of email vulnerabilities that have been collectively dubbed "Mailsploit."  At the root, ...

Some Websites Can Force Your Computer To Mine Cryptocurrency

Researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered a new exploit that allows malicious website owners to use your PC to mine various forms of cryptocurrency, even if you exit the browser window the malicious ...

Some Computer Manufacturers Are Disabling Intel Chip Firmware

Intel is catching some flak for releasing CPU technology that's filled with security flaws. At issue is Intel's Management Engine (ME), which is designed for Enterprise use and is of no real ...

Ransomware Attackers Are Increasing Their Attacks On Businesses

The ransomware ecosystem is maturing. Strains are divided into "families" and the number of new families that have been discovered in 2017 is half what it was in 2016. Even so, the ...

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Data On Millions Of Americans Leaked Through Open Server 

Data On Millions Of Americans Leaked Through Open Server 

Bob Diachenko, the Director of Cyber Risk Research for Hacken, recently made a disturbing discovery.  He found an ElasticSearch server[...]
USPS Vulnerability May Have Exposed Millions of Users

USPS Vulnerability May Have Exposed Millions of Users

Do you have an account on USPS.com?  If so, you're not alone.  Tens of millions of Americans use it daily[...]
Uber Gets Hefty Fine From The EU For Data Breach 

Uber Gets Hefty Fine From The EU For Data Breach 

In recent years we've seen several companies suffer from hacks of various magnitudes. Over time, we've witnessed the growth of[...]

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