Printers, IP phones and IP cameras among devices vulnerable to attack   A 10-year-old security flaw has left nearly a half-billion Internet of Things devices vulnerable to cyberattacks at businesses worldwide. The web exploit causing all of the trouble is called DNS rebinding.  It’s an attack first disclosed at the RSA Conference in 2008. It’s […]

Failure to change a default router password has led to sensitive military information being stolen.   It’s been discovered that a hacker is selling sensitive military documents online. Those documents include maintenance course books for servicing MQ-9 Reaper drones, an M1 ABRAMS tank operation manual, a crewman training and survival manual, a document detailing platoon […]

Microsoft is clarifying their vulnerability patching procedures Microsoft explains how it decides whether a vulnerability will be patched swiftly or left for a version update. Microsoft published a new draft document that explains how they decide whether a security vulnerability will be patched swiftly or if the vulnerability can wait to be fixed during a […]

Where to go to listen to and remove what Amazon’s Alexa has recorded in your home.   Amazon’s Alexa is always listening for wake words. As was previously discussed in a prior blog post, one family found out the hard way that not all of what Alexa is listening to are things you want her […]

Amazon’s Alexa recorded this family’s conversation and sent it to a contact.   Using technology to handle the running of our homes has always carried the inherent privacy concerns that come with having devices that are attuned to always listen to conversations going on around them. Does the loss or potential loss of our privacy […]

The FBI has issued a recommendation for everyone to reboot due to malware   **Please be advised that if you’re using a CradlePoint router from RHYNO, you are already protected and don’t need to worry. We’ve already taken care of everything; your security and privacy were not compromised. Hackers have switched their focus and have […]

Google and Microsoft joined forces to announce a newfound CPU security flaw   Microsoft and Google have disclosed a new CPU security vulnerability that is eerily similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were announced earlier this year by Microsoft. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team refers to the flaws as Variant 3a: […]

With the release of Firefox 60, Mozilla’s browser is the first of its kind to support Web Authentication As a society, we use passwords constantly. Unfortunately, just because we have passwords, that doesn’t mean that our information is totally secure. Most hackers these days can bypass passwords with ease. This has forced companies to come […]

Facebook is expected to begin notifying up to 87 million users that their personal information was accessed by a 3rd party.   Facebook recently revealed that the personal information of up to 87 million of their users were accessed by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy firm that worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. As of […]

Times have changed and the NIST has updated their password recommendations to meet today’s challenges.   With the rise in hacker abilities and the continuing advancements in technology, it’s important to keep up with the best practice recommendations regarding passwords and security. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated their password guidelines and […]