Category: <span>Privacy</span>

Companies are frequently using tracking tech in emails The BBC commissioned the Hey email provider to analyze the use of invisible tracking tech that companies are including in emails that they send out. Hey’s review resulted in uncovering the uncomfortable truth that two-thirds of emails sent to users’ personal accounts contained what is referred to […]

SolarWinds hack gives hackers access to thousands of companies Hackers were able to access emails and other secure information from the U.S. Treasury, Justice, Commerce, and other departments and agencies due to what Microsoft is calling the largest and most sophisticated attack that the world has ever seen. The hacking campaign targeted the SolarWinds Corporation, […]

Apple update protects user IPs from Google Apple has an upcoming iOS release currently in beta that is expected to be released in the coming months. One of the features of the upcoming iOS 14.5 release is a workaround meant to preserve user privacy and to prevent Google from recording the IP addresses of iOS […]

Lax security measures allow for Florida water plant hack In yet another case of poor security practices allowing for potentially catastrophic consequences, a Florida water plant was hacked earlier this month. The Oldsmar plant in question was able to be hacked through the remote-access program TeamViewer. The cyber criminal was able to log in through […]

Your 10-Step Guide to Preventing Ransomware Attacks Ransomware attacks can do a lot of damage to businesses. Once ransomware has been allowed to infect your computer, it begins the process of holding your data hostage. A ransom is then demanded by the cybercriminal in exchange for your data. Unfortunately, even if you pay the ransom, […]

What Not to Use as a 2021 Password Passwords. Something that all computer users need on a regular basis. Yet those very necessary little lines of characters can also get us into trouble if they’re not strong enough to keep out hackers. Researchers at NordPass, a password management service provider, analyzed 275,699,516 passwords that were […]

Malware run on macOS avoids detection for 5+ years Since 2015, OSAMiner, a malware that affects macOS, has been sneakily infecting users and hijacking their hardware resources. Its purpose is to mine cryptocurrency in the background of the system and out of view of the actual owner of the device. This malware started being widely […]

The City of Ellensburg, Wa. hit with ransom demand When city workers went in to work on Monday, December 21st, they were met with a surprise. The City of Ellensburg had been attacked. A cybercriminal had encrypted almost all of the city’s data making network drives completely inaccessible. To top it all off, that cybercriminal […]

Privacy “nutrition labels” now required for Apple App Store apps Privacy labels are now live on all Apple platforms. The privacy labels were created as part of Apple’s promise to provide more transparency regarding iOS app data collection on the apps carried in the App Store. Apple announced their intention to provide these privacy label […]

Ransomware hackers attacking Americans in their homes With so many people working from home due to the pandemic, it’s no wonder that cybercriminals have changed some of their base tactics in order to expand their victim base. According to Michael Bruemmer, vice president of cybersecurity firm Experian, cybercriminals are branching out to hold homes hostage […]