Microsoft Exchange Servers Targeted By Hackers

If you rely on a Microsoft Exchange server to handle email for your company, there is something you should be aware of. Recent research by security and analytics company Varonis has discovered that an affiliate of Hive ransomware has begun targeting Exchange servers that are vulnerable to ProxyShell security issues. If the group in question finds a vulnerable server, they’ll …

LinkedIn Now The Most Spoofed Website For Phishing Emails

Considered to be social media for professionals, LinkedIn is an invaluable tool for millions of people all over the world and a great way to make a wide range of professional connections. Unfortunately, hackers and scammers are aware of this fact and tend to gravitate to it as well. They are hoping to take advantage of the unsuspecting.  Recent research …

Update Now If You Run This WordPress Plugin

Millions of people around the world have leveraged the awesome power of WordPress to build their sites.  Whether for personal or business use, WordPress has the flexibility and functionality to create just about any type of site you can dream of. A large part of this flexibility comes from the power of plugins, but that’s the problem.  With thousands of …

Millions Of Cash App Users Had Their Data Breached

Do you use the popular smartphone app “Cash App?”  If so, you’re certainly not alone.  It is wildly popular and used by millions of people around the world. As one of the most wildly popular things on the web, that has made it a target. Cash App was formerly known as Square. Recently, they submitted a filing to the SEC …

 Critical Security Issues Might Affect Many HP Printers

Do you have an HP LaserJet Pro, a Pagewide Pro, an OfficeJet, Enterprise, Large Format, or DeskJet printer at your home or in your office? If so, then be aware that your machine is likely vulnerable to at least one of four security vulnerabilities rated as critical. The first of these is a buffer overflow flaw that could lead to …

Fake Work From Home Opportunities Are Phishing For Data

It’s no secret that the pandemic changed the way much of the world works.  Tens of millions of people are now working from home with millions more eyeing that as a very real possibility. Unfortunately, the pandemic also changed what kinds of opportunities hackers and scammers are targeting. It shouldn’t come as a great shock that they’ve begun targeting work …

This Malware Phishing Campaign Hijacks Email Conversations

Hackers have been using social engineering tricks to get their malicious code onto the systems of unsuspecting victims. This has been happening for almost as long as the internet has been around. It’s one of the most common tactics in use today, primarily because it’s so simple and effective. Trial and error have shown hackers that users are more likely …

Scammers Cost Americans Billions Of Dollars In 2021

The US Federal Trade Commission reports that Americans lost almost six billion dollars to fraud last year.  The $5.8 billion total represented a catastrophic 70 percent increase compared to the losses reported in 2020. The FTC maintains a database of millions of consumer records it uses to track such information. Based on the statistics gleaned from that database, US consumers …

 Skype Gets New 911 Calling Feature In The U.S.

Recently, Skype announced a change to its 911 calling feature.  Previously the feature was only useable in the UK, Finland, Denmark, and Australia. Now, the company has unlocked it for the United States as well and will even allow the software to share the location of the caller with emergency services. It’s a welcome change and one that’s long overdue …

Zoom Bug With Some Macs Leaves Microphone On After Meetings

If you’re a Mac user and you also use Zoom be sure to check to see what version of Zoom you’re running.  Recently a bug in the Mac version of the software was found that could cause your computer’s microphone to remain on even after leaving a meeting. Mac Zoom users have been complaining about the issue since December of …