Windows Possibly Removing Option To Use Outdated Wifi Connections

If you haven’t already installed the 1903 Windows 10 update released in May, be advised. When you install it, you’ll start seeing warning popup boxes any time you connect to a WiFi network that is using TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) or WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) to encrypt and secure those connections. The particulars of the message the popup box …

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“Eat, Drink & Be Wary” Offered Cybersecurity Insights

We would like to thank David Lumbert and his amazing team at Flagler Bank for hosting Eat, Drink & Be Wary Thursday evening! Business owners gathered at the Lake Clarke Shores branch of Flagler Bank to learn about cybersecurity and battling potential threats to their business from weak passwords, phishing emails and ransomware. Mike Gavaghen, VP of Business Solutions at …

Latest Windows 7 Update Could Cause AntiVirus Program Issues

If you’re still using Windows 7, you probably already know that Microsoft recently threw users of some of it’s older operating systems a bone when they issued a rare, emergency security patch designed to better protect their systems. Unfortunately, there’s a problem. According to the UK security firm Sophos, and backed up by sporadic user reports, installing the new patch creates …

Google Bug Exposed Passwords For Some GSuite Enterprise Customers

Even companies that are normally quite good at providing security for their users occasionally wind up with egg on their faces.  Google is a classic case in point, in this instance.  Recently, the company announced that a bug in an older segment of their GSuite code base resulted in the recent discovery that the company had been storing customer passwords …

Malware Focused On Mobile Banking Greatly Increased In 2019

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have been tracking a disturbing new trend. In the first quarter of 2019, the company has noted a massive 58 percent increase in modifications of various banking Trojan families that have been used in attacks against more than a quarter of a million users around the world. This increase is troubling in that it paints a …

Digital Skimmers Are Dangerous For Websites With E-Commerce

If your business website incorporates an e-Commerce platform that allows you to sell directly to your customers, be aware. According to the latest research by the security firm RiskIQ, there are currently more than half a dozen large, well-organized hacking groups targeting businesses just like yours. These groups are all using the same basic family of malicious code, collectively referred …

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 …

Unexpected Support Updates For Older Systems Released By Microsoft

Users of Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7 and Server 2008 got an unexpected benefit from Microsoft recently. All of the OS’s mentioned above have reached the end of their support lives and the company hasn’t been issuing new security updates for them. However, they made a rare exception in the case of patching CVE-2019-0708. CVE-2019-0708 is a critical security …

New Security Vulnerabilities Found In Intel Processors

Remember the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities discovered early last year?  Well, hold onto your hat, because they’ve got company. Recently, researchers discovered a new class of side-channel vulnerabilities in Intel processors that impact every modern chipset the company makes, including those used in Apple devices. The new vulnerabilities exploit weaknesses in something called ‘speculative execution’ which is a core …

Hackers Using WhatsApp To Install Malware On Phones

If you’re among the masses of people using WhatsApp, for either Android or iOS, be advised that the Israeli hacking consortium known as the NSO Group may have installed spyware on the device you use WhatsApp on. A massive security flaw identified as CVE-2019-3568 has been discovered and weaponized by the NSO Group. This allows them to install spyware and …