11 Oct 2019

The FBI Wants You to Stop Inadvertently Giving Criminals Money

The FBI Elegantly Asks You to Stop Sending Money to Internet Criminals. We are now in the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaborative effort by the US Government and participating industry groups to educate all computer users enough so that they stop clicking those pesky links that download viruses and stop sending personal, health, employment, and tax information unencrypted. What else do they suggest you stop doing? The FBI,... Read more...

04 Oct 2019

Beware of Hollywood Sim Swappers, the New Posers

Hollywood Sim Swappers are the New Posers. Your mobile phone is often the second key to your life. When you forget your password at key accounts like your email or bank, you may be prompted to enter a code that appears by text message to your phone. Perfect security, multi-factor authentication. But what if you are targeted and someone can access your phone? As we have seen, today’s internet criminals are savvy enough to make some investments... Read more...

27 Sep 2019

Now ‘Tis the Season for Security Autumnation

Autumn May Bring Digital Serenity with Security Autumnation. Over the last year, while the user experience for technology has been progressively becoming simpler, the jobs of the business owner, IT director, and privacy and compliance officers have been progressively becoming more complex. Far more complex. Europe recently introduced the most aggressive data privacy laws ever imagined. Data privacy treaties have been scrapped for new ones, the latest... Read more...

20 Sep 2019

Big Brother has Built Geofences to Control Behavior, Tesla Drivers Beware

City Hall Can Now Control Your Location. The Snowden revelations opened the general public’s eyes to the (alleged) eavesdropping by the NSA and other government organizations. The Hong Kong protests showed the world how today’s mass video surveillance uses facial recognition to identify the location of people (for example, who is protesting what and when). City traffic light cameras send you nice pictures of yourself in the intersection... Read more...

06 Sep 2019

End of Summer Phishing, Hooks Office 365 Users.

The phishermen are getting smarter, using better lures to catch ever smarter phish (in this case, you, as an Office 365, OneDrive, SharePoint, or Dropbox user). Armed with better grammar and embedding your company name and email address within the email and images, and further, using authentic OneDrive or Dropbox URLs to link to, these latest scammers are luring users into providing their username and passwords to the scammers. And, considering many... Read more...