CafePress Users Are Latest To Have Information Breached

Hardly a week goes by that we don’t see another major data breach making the headlines. The latest company to fall victim to hackers is CafePress. They are well-known on the internet for offering a platform where users can create their own customized coffee mugs, tee shirts and the like. The company didn’t make a formal announcement about the breach, …

Apple Is Launching Their Own Credit Card Soon

Apple has partnered with Goldman Sachs and their long-awaited “Apple Card” begins rolling out in limited fashion. The card becomes available to all iPhone owners in the United States toward the end of August. According to CEO Tim Cook, a random selection of people who signed up to be notified about the Apple Card are getting an early-access sneak peek. …

Security Flaw Found In Open Source Office Program LibreOffice

Do you use LibreOffice? It’s an open source clone that’s functionally similar to Microsoft Office that has grown quite popular over the years. It is available for Windows, macOS and Linux systems. While open-source software solutions generally have the reputation of being safer and more secure, they’re not immune to vulnerabilities. Recently, a pair of serious un-patched code execution vulnerability …

Facebook Is Making Changes To Privacy Following Huge Fine

We’re talking about the result of a massive five billion dollar fine over violations surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal. While the staggering size of the fine made all the headlines, there’s more to the company’s agreement than just several billion dollars. In addition to the fine itself, the company has also accepted an agreement. It forces Facebook to implement a …

Capital One Data Breach Puts Millions At Risk

Another week, another massive data breach. In this case, Capital One was the target when an unknown individual gained access to the company’s servers. The breach was detected by an independent security researcher, who contacted Capital One on July 19th. Apparently, the hacker gained access via a server configuration vulnerability. Upon being made aware of the issue, Capital One addressed …

Equifax Breach Victims Could Be Entitled To Settlement Claims

Equifax is one of the three credit reporting firms in the US that suffered a massive data breach in 2017 that exposed the personal and financial state of literally half the country (more than 150 million people). As a result, Equifax was ordered to pay a hefty $700 million fine to settle a series of Federal and State investigations. While …

Update Your Browser To Fix New Firefox Security Vulnerability

Are you a Firefox user?  If so, you’ll want to update to version 67.0.4 as soon as possible.  Just last week, Mozilla released Firefox 67.0.3 to address a critical remote code execution vulnerability that was being used in the wild to selectively target vulnerable systems. Unfortunately, that proved to be just the tip of the iceberg. Since then, the company …

NASA Suffers Data Breach With Device Connected To Network

Not even NASA is immune to hacking.  Recently, the American space agency announced that they traced a breach back to April of 2018. That was when a group described as an APT (Advanced, Persistent Threat) breached the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s network via a ‘Raspberry-Pi’ device that was improperly connected to the network. The hackers made off with more than 500MB …

Apple iCloud App Now Available On Windows 10

Great news for inter-operability.  Apple has brought their new iCloud app to the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 devices. Even better, the app is designed such that it’s deeply integrated with Windows 10, even allowing you to access iCloud files from inside other Windows apps. The version available on the Microsoft Store is identical to the desktop version available online, …

Some Cisco Devices May Be Vulnerable To Hacker Attacks

Intel has been in the news several times over the last 18 months due to serious security flaws that have been found in their chipsets, beginning with the dreaded Spectre and Meltdown flaws.  Now with MDS attacks, they’re not the only ones. Recently, researchers have discovered serious flaws in Cisco products that would allow a determined hacker the ability to attack …