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Archive for March, 2016

New Mac OS X Vulnerability Threatens All Versions

In recent months, Apple has been increasingly on the receiving end of unwanted attention from the hacking community. Apple’s OS offerings have long been touted as being more robust and secure than ...

W-2 Tax Email Scam Has Employees Giving Out Personal Information

If you haven’t heard the term “whaling attack,” as it relates to the hacking community, you’re not alone. It’s a fairly recent phenomenon, and is a subset of the standard phishing attack, ...

Verizon Hacked: Was Your Account Affected?

One of the nation’s largest firms engaged in assisting other companies in dealing with data breaches has now confirmed that they themselves have suffered a data breach, this one affecting 1.5 million ...

Airplane WiFi Is About To Get Much Better

One of the worst things about taking business trips is the airplane WiFi. It’s a lesson in patience. More often than not, owing to the slow speeds and anemic bandwidth available, you’re ...

Don’t Set Your iPhone To This Date, Or Else…

File this one away under things not to do. Not that you’d ever have a need to do this, but whatever you do, do not set your iPhone’s date to January 1, ...

Is Your Smart TV Listening To Your Personal Conversations?

The short answer to the question posed by this article’s title is yes. Yes, your smart TV is listening to your personal conversations. It’s simply a part of the way the technology ...

Welcome Kori Beauchamp

Let me introduce myself.  My name is Kori Beauchamp and I am the newest edition of the SDS team as your Sales & Marketing Coordinator. After working with Verizon Wireless for the last four ...

Your Keyboard and Mouse Might Be Your Next Big Security Risk

Is nothing safe from the hacking community? It seems as though everything is under assault these days. Antivirus and malware blocking software is struggling to keep pace. When those security holes get ...

Could Selfies Soon Replace Your Passwords?

MasterCard has been experimenting with a new facial biometrics app, and is poised to roll it out in force later this year. The basic idea behind the technology is that it will ...

Will Getting Rid of Cards Increase Bank Security

The magnetic stripes on the backs of credit and debit cards are problematic. The root of the problem is that they contain absolutely nothing in the way of security. The information they ...

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Coronavirus Health Notifications Being Used To Carry Malicious Threats

Coronavirus Health Notifications Being Used To Carry Malicious Threats

A Pakistani-based hacking group that goes by a variety of names, including "Transparent Tribe," "APT36," "Mythic Leopard" and others has[...]
Hackers Targeting People Seeking Coronavirus Information On Health Sites

Hackers Targeting People Seeking Coronavirus Information On Health Sites

Some people just want to watch the world burn. That seems to be the reason behind the recent attacks on[...]
Another Week Another New Ransomware To Be Concerned About

Another Week Another New Ransomware To Be Concerned About

There's a new strain of ransomware to put on your radar. This latest one was discovered by researchers working from SentinelLabs[...]

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