2014 has been wrapped up – and with the end of the year comes a tallying of the year’s most popular passwords! Among these champions of defense against vicious thieves and scammers are: 12345678 in the number four slot! And then there’s 12345 in the number three position! In at number one is (drum roll) […]
Keeping Your Accounts Secure It seems that each new week brings another alert about hackers stealing account information and a warning to change your passwords. Having a strong password is not enough, criminals can get to your account through weaknesses that are outside of your control. Constantly changing passwords makes managing those passwords challenging. There […]
Fox News reports that security researchers are using the heartbleed bug to target hackers. Private hacker forums can be compromised and conversations where hackers exchange data and information can be snagged and used by anti-malware researchers. Read the entire story here.
Via Weeder.org, Apple is looking into developing location-based security settings. If you are uing your iPhone at home, connected to your own WiFi network, there is no need for added security features. But out in public, connected to unknown hotspots, these protective measures would then kick in.
Malware known as ransomware infects computers, encrypts every file on them (and any networked computers), effectively holding them ransom then demanding that users pay money to get the encrypted files back. CryptoLocker is the most sophisticated and effective ransomware out today and it is a business’s worst nightmare. Companies that rely on electronic documents and […]