Tag Archives: hackers

FBI pushes for broader Internet surveillance

September 24, 2012

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It has always been a game of cat and mouse, hide and seek – the white hats verses the black hats. For as long as I can remember, and I’ve been involved in technology since 1980, even before the IBM XT computer debut in 1983 – people, hackers really, have been trying to access data […]

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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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Less Known Server Security Breaches

July 9, 2012

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This weekend I ran into an old friend whom I worked with many years ago. Back then we both worked at GE Capital, he as a service manager and I ran GECITS, Northern California business. He mentioned that he still dabbles a little in IT consulting and was having a some security issues with a […]

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Let the hacking begin…

July 5, 2012

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OK – maybe not hacking yet, but certainly mayhem. This coming July 9, 2012 marks yet another memorable date for the DNSChanger malware virus. Users have until next Monday (July 9 2012) to update and run their anti-virus and anti-malware programs to remove the DNSChanger malware. This will affect PC and MAC computers alike. The good […]

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Is your small business secure? Better think again.

June 21, 2012

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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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Microsoft patches 26 bugs and advises users of active attacks

June 14, 2012

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Did you notice the massive Microsoft update this Tuesday? It was enormous. Microsoft released on Tuesday it latest patch that fixes 26 vulnerabilities. This patch included a huge Internet Explorer patch that has been previously exploited. Microsoft is also warning users of a “zero-day attack”. A zero-day attack is a threat that exploits previously unknown […]

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Data Protection – Protecting your data in the cloud

March 26, 2012

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Like many people, you probably store a lot of important information in your cloud applications. I log into my cloud daily (and stay connect almost all day long) and rely on having access to my data wherever I go. Our clouds are probably tied to lots of other services that help us manage our business […]

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