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Change your Facebook password now!

Facebook has just admitted that it has found many places – hundreds of millions of places, maybe – where it saved users’ passwords to disk in raw, unencrypted form. In jargon terms, they’re known as plaintext passwords and it means that instead of seeing a password scrambled into a hashed form such[...]
LibreOffice & OpenOffice.org

Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software — The Hacker News

  It’s 2019, and just opening an innocent looking office document file on your system can still allow hackers to compromise your computer. No, I’m not talking about yet another vulnerability in Microsoft Office, but in two other most popular alternatives—LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice—free, open source office software used by[...]
Caribou Coffee Stores Hacked for months... but what about your business?

Caribou Coffee Stores Hacked for months… but what about your business?

For businesses today, taking credit cards and storing information on a computer is a normal practice, though is data security? In today’s world, it isn’t “whether you will be hacked”, it’s more a matter of “when will you be hacked”. We’ve seen a number of companies hacked over the last[...]
Switches, Routers, and Network Cables in Patch Panels

UPnP has been a security risk for years, but now it’s WORSE!

UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is intended to allow devices inside your local network to open needed ports in your modem/router. This was already an issue as viruses/malware could make a request to have the ports opened and allow malicious communication to go through unfettered. It isn’t supposed to accept[...]

Unpatched MS Word Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Infect Your Computer — The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers have revealed an unpatched logical flaw in Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions that could allow an attacker to embed malicious code inside a document file, tricking users into running malware onto their computers. Discovered by researchers at Cymulate, the bug abuses the ‘Online Video’ option in Word[...]
Holiday online shopping safety

Keeping your Computer Healthy during the Holidays

Holiday online sales are already beginning for the holiday shopping season, we even just received a mailer today talking about how “Black Friday Starts Now”. Even if you only shop at “reputable” online companies… they are not immune to getting hacked, and some are even famous for having spoofed email[...]

New Airborn Virus on Multiple Computer Platforms

There’s a new Airborn Virus warning for Windows, Macs/iOS, Android, Linux, Chrome OS, cars, and even smart TV users.   This virus takes less than 10 seconds to infect your system, and requires no interaction by the user to become infected! Basically: Either patch (if you can), or turn off[...]

FYI: #Alert Anything Linked to Compromised Gmail Accounts is at Risk!

Warning! Don’t Click that Google Docs Link You Just Received in Your Email Did someone just share a random Google Doc with you? First of all — Do not click on that Google Doc link you might have just received in your email and delete it immediately — even if[...]
USB Drives filled with Viruses and Malware are being found in peoples mailboxes

USB Drives filled with Viruses and Malware are being found in peoples mailboxes

The Basics This is currently actively happening in Australia (read police bulletin). These drives are full of malware and viruses. Upon insertion, the victims have experienced fraudulent media streaming service offers as well as other serious issues (we would imagine ransomware viruses, and viruses designed for identity theft). It’s only[...]

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