Category: <span>Security</span>

2FA is proving not to be enough to stop hackers Once upon a time, computer security required no more than a username and password. Then, as more and more systems were compromised, two-factor authentication was introduced. 2FA is meant to provide an extra layer of security as a backbone to the standard username/password combo. Unfortunately, […]

vCenter is experiencing a code execution flaw that leaves it open to cyber attack If you’re an admin responsible for a vCenter machine, you need to apply the latest patch immediately! There is currently a code execution flaw in vCenter that is exploitable and allowing cyber criminals to install a web shell. The severity of […]

5 Easy ways to figure out that you have a malware problem Letting your guard down for even a little bit can result in malware on your system. When that happens, it’s important to recognize the potential symptoms so that you can clear it from your system as soon as possible. There are a few […]

A weaponized malware is now available on the public domain A working exploit that is capable of doing actual damage has been made available online. This fully weaponized exploit takes advantage of the Spectre CPU vulnerability. The Spectre issue is a CPU bug that is due to a hardware design flaw in the architectures of […]

Update now! Emergency zero-day patch released There’s a new update out that addresses four previously unknown or ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities in Exchange Server. Microsoft is encouraging their customers to apply the updates as soon as possible because the flaws are rated critical. Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 are affected. Exchange Online is not affected. The […]

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 […]

41% of IT Leaders Believe AI Will Replace Their Job Cloud security firm Trend Micro released their predictions report for 2021 with responders clearly seeing the sweeping change to IT that the pandemic has caused. To make predictions, Trend Micro compiles interviews they conduct with 500 IT directors, managers, CIOs, and CTOs. In the report, […]

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, […]