Identity Theft and Happy Holidays!

In this article, I am focusing on two very important aspects of cyberspace, your Identity and online shopping through a great resource called CISA. CISA stands for -The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. (Homeland Security - https://www.dhs.gov/CISA ) Identity Theft: It is considered one of the most widely committed crimes and with advent of the internet and i...
Read More

Calm your Nerves – Blackmail Emails

Have you or anyone in your family, friends or colleagues received an email in your inbox from an anonymous individual claiming to have hacked your email account? To prove it they also provide you with a password that you use or used. Further, they go to prove that they have also hacked into your PC, phone and have recorded you visiting illegal websites or performing acts th...
Read More

Meltdown & Spectre – Hackers can exploit the Hardware design Flaw in Intel, ARM and AMD Chips

Meltdown and Spectre sound like the bad characters from the new animated feature film but there is nothing comical about them. These flaws, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow hackers to lift passwords, photos, documents and other data from smartphones, PCs and the cloud computing services that many businesses rely on. -NYTimes Intel put out a notice to all its partners ...
Read More

Your Home Wifi – You are now Krack ‘ed open – WPA2 Security Privacy Risk – Update your Wi-Fi router firmware!

Almost everyone who has access to the internet uses a Wi-Fi enabled device connected to a Wi-Fi router or access point and if your Wi-Fi router firmware is not upto date or your are using the WPA2 security protocol then you may be at risk of attackers accessing your sensitive information. Most consumer devices supplied by Internet Service Providers come with pre configured s...
Read More

Identity monitoring : Fraud Alerts on your Credit / Debit cards / Drivers Licence & Other IDs- Free & Effective

Have you been looking for worry free identity monitoring which not only monitors your credit cards but also monitors your debit cards, drivers licence, passport and more? And of course not pay a dime? Before you choose your ID protection, make sure you understand how these work. Credit /Debit Card transactions, all have to go through a standard entity which checks for validi...
Read More

Equifax Announces Massive Breach September 7th 2017. What you need to know and do, Read more.

On September 7, 2017, Equifax first reported a massive breach of customer information. We recently discovered a cybersecurity incident involving consumer information. Once discovered, we acted immediately to stop the intrusion. — Equifax Inc. (@Equifax) September 7, 2017 What do we know about this massive breach as of September 8th morning? Equifax estimates a...
Read More

Petya – What you need to know now.

Petya is a ransomware in the form of worm that hit computers worldwide locking down computer systems and demanding $300 in bitcoins. Ukraine government's computers were brought down during the initial spread of this ransomware through a software update mechanism built into an accounting program that companies working with the Ukrainian government need to use called m.e.doc. Rea...
Read More

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to the victim's data or threatens to publish or delete it until a ransom is paid.   Read Full Wikipedia article here
Read More

Wannalaugh – Definitely don’t wannacry (Wannacrypt Ransomware)

Lets get straight to the point. Are you vulnerable to this particular type of Ransomware program - WannaCry? The answer to this question depends on your answers to the following: Do you have Windows Computer which has been patched with latest updates from Microsoft? Are you able identify Phishing Emails? Do you have a valid Anti-Virus Subscription? Do y...
Read More

Best can be Free, Sophos Anti-Virus & Why it is the one of the Best.

Download it here:  https://home.sophos.com/ A fellow co-worker asked a familiar question, which I have been asked hundreds of times. What Anti-Virus should I use? I truly believe there is not  'one' answer but it my answer is "it depends". Here are some questions that you will need to answer to make sure you get the right solution. Is this a new computer or a computer w...
Read More