Be Empowered Online – Practice Good Cloud Security

Ongoing exfiltration of photos from celebrity iCloud accounts brings the idea of personal privacy close to home because celebrities, like most people, have no idea that anyone with a little initiative could invade their personal phone and photographs. When the most...

US Financial Institutions Breach Increasing in Scope

Last week Bloomberg News reported cyber-attacks on US financial systems and the theft of gigabytes of sensitive data that could be used to empty bank accounts.  A zero-day flaw in bank networks allowed a malicious web application to extract personal information of...

Password Management and Physical Authentication

There is no longer any validity to the belief that you can “set-and-forget” anything, especially usernames and passwords.  When the New York Times broke the story of a Russian crime syndicate that collected 1.2 billion username and password combination by...

FBI and Secret Service Investigating Bank Cyberattacks

It was only earlier this week news surfaced that JPMorgan customers were being targeted in a broad e-mail phishing campaign. The campaign attempted (to an unknown degree of success) to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus for stealing...