Google Forcing Accounts To Use Two Factor Authentication

Google recently announced that they’re planning to auto-enroll some 150 million user accounts into two factor authentication (2FA). The company prefers the term two-step verification (2SV). The company had this to say about the planned move: “…because we know the best way to keep our users safe is to turn on our security protections by default, we have started to …

New Firefox Browser Feature Appears To Be Adware

With the release of Firefox 92 back in September Mozilla made a change that may well doom the browser. If you use Firefox you have probably already noticed it. When you start typing an address you will find sponsored Firefox contextual suggestions in a drop-down list. In simplest terms companies pay a premium to get put on the short list …

Hackers Can Take Control Of Some Electronic Diabetic Devices

Medical equipment provider Medtronic has issued an urgent recall order for insulin pump controllers belonging to their “MiniMed Paradigm” family. The company cited serious cyber security risks as the reason for the recall. The models in question are MMT-500 and MMT-503 which is used in conjunction with the Medtronic MiniMed 508 pump. Overall more than 31,000 of these devices were …

New Dangerous Android Malware Is Infecting Millions

Researchers from Zimperium zLabs have detected a nasty, dangerous, global malware campaign that has managed to infect more than 10 million Android devices from around the world in more than 70 different countries. As with most malware campaigns this one relies on social engineering to spread. The first stage of the infection process is that the hackers have to get …

Sneaky Malware Stealing Sensitive Gamer Information On Gaming Sites

Are you a gamer? Do you have an account on Steam, EA Origin, or the Epic Games Store? If so there’s an emerging threat you should be aware of. A new strain of malware is now being sold on the Dark Web. Discovered by researchers operating out of Kaspersky Labs the new malware strain has been dubbed BloodyStealer. Once BloodyStealer …

Hackers Find Security Vulnerability With Apple Pay

Do you have an iPhone? Do you make use of the Apple Pay service? If so there is a security issue you need to be aware of. Researchers have discovered a means by which fraudulent payments can be made from a locked iPhone. Two conditions must be true for the flaw to be exploited. The user must have a Visa …

Wire Fraud Defense

Defending Against Wire Fraud

CEO Fraud. Business Email Compromise. Spear phishing. Wire Fraud. Pretexting. This cyberattack goes by a variety of names and may utilize a wide range of tactics, but they all come down to one thing: a malicious outsider pretends to be a legitimate boss in order to trick an unsuspecting employee into doing something they shouldn’t. Last year the scam cost …

DDOS Attackers Are Targeting VoIP Providers

Hackers around the world are flexing their muscles. For reasons that aren’t yet clear they have been launching distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks against Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and it is leading to widespread voice outages. VoIP provider Bandwidth.com is the latest company to fall victim to these attacks. On the afternoon of September 25th the company …

Zero Day Bug Found In MacOS

A new Zero Day vulnerability in macOS has been discovered. The flaw impacts all macOS versions up to the latest release Big Sur. The bug was found by Park Minchan an independent security researcher and is tied to the way that macOS processes inteloc files. The processing methodology allows an attacker to embed malicious commands which the system will execute …

Recent Study Shows Alarming Insights On People And Passwords

A new study recently published by the digital identity firm Beyond Identity contains a number of surprises relating to passwords and password security. This is information that IT professionals and small or medium-sized business owners should be aware of. While it is not a rigorous and scientific study the results of the company’s survey are beyond surprising. Here’s a quick …