January 28th is International Data Privacy Day. If you’re wondering why data privacy needs its own awareness day, well hello, good morning and welcome to the 21 Century. Today, technological advances come at breakneck speed. With every new device and development, at some point the user is asked to fork over a portion of his or her identifying information. At the beginning of our always-connected … Continue reading It’s International Data Privacy Day – Do You Know What Your Camera Knows About You?
“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” This astute quote is attributed to both Kurt Cobain, the grunge-wearing, cocaine-snorting lead singer of Nirvana and Joseph Heller, famed author of Catch-22. Regardless of which one said it first (we’re betting Cobain pinched it from Heller, as the latter could have been the former’s grandfather), it’s so chock full of truth that it’s kind … Continue reading Your Microphone – One More Thing to Worry About
Well, it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, or NCSAM for short. While we’re always up for an excuse to talk about increasing security awareness, we’re super excited that there’s actually an entire month dedicated to helping people become more educated about their digital habits. For better or worse, our devices dominate our lives. According to Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report, the average person spends … Continue reading Awareness Starts With You – The Top 10 Biggest Security Issues You Need to Know About Now
Veux-tu Virobot? For the non-francophones among us, what we’re asking is if you’ve heard about the latest ransomware variant dubbed Virobot. Multi-tasking Ransomware Discovered by researchers in mid September, Virobot is one heck of a multi-tasker. Though it’s clearly still under development, Virobot boasts an impressive CV of malicious skills — aside from the typical “execute and encrypt” ransomware capabilities, it logs and steals keystrokes … Continue reading Virobot: Are Monster Mash-ups The Future of Ransomware?
You may not have known, but September 15th is National Online Learning Day. Nowadays, it seems like everything has its own “day”. There is even a day dedicated to Pancakes (September 26th, get your maple syrup ready) and apparently, May 15 is “No Dirty Dishes Day”. But before you laugh off National Online Learning Day as insignificant, think about the following statistics: currently, there are … Continue reading Watch Out for Online Learning Scams!
You probably already realize that keeping your social security number secure is really important. But have you ever thought about why it’s so important? Why Do We Need Social Security Numbers Anyway? To get a true understanding of why it’s so important to make sure that your “social” never falls into the wrong hands, let’s start from the beginning. A social security number is a … Continue reading 7 Things Hackers Can Do With Your Stolen Social Security Number (and 6 Ways to Protect it!)