Tag Archives: Cybercriminals

Yahoo gives away passwords

July 16, 2012

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In a company statement Yahoo! stated, “At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products.” If that is the case then Yahoo! should explain why it stored users ID and passwords with encryption and allowed 400,000 user […]

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Security Risk – The perils of Open Source Software

June 25, 2012


Last week I received a frantic telephone call from a distressed business owner. They explained that they created a custom application and launched it last month. Everything was on track until last week when they lost control of the application. Unfortunately this application contained all of their customer data and some banking information. Last week […]

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Is your small business secure? Better think again.

June 21, 2012


Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) assume because they are a small organization that hackers and cybercriminals will overlook them. This is an extremely bad thing to presume. Most SMB assume that have taken acceptable precautions to protect themselves. Security is an issue for all businesses. The challenges faced by SMBs are unique and significant. While larger businesses […]

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UPDATE: You still may be at risk!

June 18, 2012

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Last Thursday we reported that Microsoft pushed out its latest patch with 26 vulnerabilities, including a new Internet Explorer “Zero-Day” vulnerability that Microsoft announced during that patch release. Microsoft has designated Tuesday’s as patch-day and one Tuesday per month for major patches and updates to fix software misgivings. Since last Tuesday we have learned that the […]

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