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COVID-19: Cyber Attacks Increasing

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In  uncertain or chaotic times, the last thing many of us think about is Cyber security. Cyber criminals will take advantage of such distraction and create new ways of targeting the public. That is the case currently, where several types of new attacks have been discovered that leverage the public’s concern generated by COVID-19. So as you are surfing the web for information or trying to adjust to a remote work situation, please be sure…

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A New Decade, Same Cyber Problems

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It’s a new year and a new decade, a time for predictions and resolutions. But we don’t need a crystal ball to predict that keeping pace with the increasing number of ever-evolving cyber threats will be challenging for businesses, governments and individuals this year and beyond, and that demand for cyber security skills will continue to be on the rise.

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Leading Domain Registrars Hacked by Third-Party – Protect Your Account Information

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According to a recent Krebs on Security article, top domain name registrars, NetworkSolutions.com, Register.com and Web.com, issued a statement asking customers to reset their passwords after discovering a third-party gained unauthorized access to customer account information in August 2019. The information exposed included names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and information regarding an account’s services. A spokesperson for Web.com, which owns both NetworkSolutions.com and Register.com, does not believe customer passwords were accessed. In a statement,…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Deepfakes-when seeing is no longer believing

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Imagine the dangerous ramifications of a technology, available to anyone, that can be used to threaten personal privacy, National Security and even Democracy itself.  That technology is video. Combined with the viral power of the Internet, believable fake videos can compromise privacy, harm corporations, sow societal and political discord and spread disinformation. 

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month- Beware Smart Devices

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and this year marks the 16th annual collaborative effort between government and industry to increase cyber security awareness and provide resources for online safety and security.  Read more about  the initiative and this year’s theme on the National Cybersecurity dedicated website. In support of this important risk mitigation effort, please enjoy this post about Security Risks with Smart Devices.

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Are Hidden App Trackers Secretly Stealing Your Valuable Data?

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Recently, The Washington Post’s Tech Columnist Geoffrey Fowler conducted a privacy experiment on his iPhone that revealed 5,400 hidden app trackers collected data about him in a single week.  Apps on his iPhone sent data – such as PII (Personally Identifiable Information), phone number, email, exact location, IP address – to a multitude of third parties. Data is being sent to many companies without user knowledge.  App trackers decrease load times, squander battery life, and…

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