All posts by Jacques Redmond

Jacques Redmond

About Jacques Redmond

I'm an I.T. Security Professional, Technology Analyst, Consultant, & Tech Writer Protecting You From Viruses, Malware, Trojans, Hackers, and other Cyber Threats. I enjoy taking complicated subjects, and putting them in a way that's easy for everyone to understand. My site INFORMATIONWARFARE.US gives free advice to combat threats to your system.

Hackers Chip Away At Credit Security

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EMV, A new kind of secure credit card will be issued by all major credit card companies starting in 2015. WOW Sounds great, more security is always a good thing right? Isn’t that what we all want? Well, hackers have already compromised it in several ways. EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, a joint venture and global standard for […]

Antivirus For Your Car!

Hackers may be able to take control of your vehicle while you are driving it. You are riding along in your automobile…that’s right about where the famous Chuck Berry song stops, and things get quite sinister. Imagine your Tesla Model S vehicle locks, horn, headlights, and skylight stop responding to your commands. There is nothing wrong with your vehicle, […]

Symantec/Norton Antivirus gives up!

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For the past 25 years, since March 1, 1982, computer users have turned to Symantec, THE company that pioneered antivirus software in order to protect their systems from malicious software. Today Symantec throws up their hands in defeat, stating that the way most antivirus software works, by trying to keep malicious software and hackers out, is doomed to failure. In an article in […]

Get Infected In Public

Airports. Starbucks. Dunkin Donuts. McDonalds. The public library. Hackers are drawn to places like this, attracted like flies, feeding on the innocent who congregate there for the free public WiFi hotspots. You should assume there are at least one or more individuals probing the network for security vulnerabilities, sniffing network traffic to see who is sending sensitive […]

The Nostradamus Antivirus?

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I always say that there is no such thing as a truly secure network or computer. Sooner or later, hackers or viruses or malware will attack and find the weak spot to successfully infiltrate your systems. Well there may finally be some light at the end of a very long tunnel. Israelis know about security. […]

COPY THIS!

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Police records, IRS filings, bank accounts, drivers license, social security numbers, birth certificates, medical records, bank loan documents…and more. All of these documents are what criminals need to steal your identity, and your finances. Crooks have another way of obtaining absolutely thousands of these details, not by hacking into your computer, not by hacking into […]

Hackers TARGET Your Favorite Retail Stores

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In a reported FBI bulletin to major retailers across the US, they state that 2014 will see about one major retailer per month falling victim to cyber attacks, as hackers are targeting credit card transactional information and details of customers. This isn’t welcome news, since many are still reeling from the effects of recent attacks, for example, during the […]

One Second Is All It Takes

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Every single second, from 1 to 9 new pieces of Malware are created, adding to the never ending swarm buzzing around you. The truth, is anti-malware software isn’t good enough, but the average person can’t afford to be without whatever protection is does provide. In a recent, NPR Interview, Mr. Peter W. Singer, of the Brookings […]

Is The Grinch Stealing YOUR Christmas?

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If you are venturing into a retailer this Christmas season, The Grinch may have beaten you to it. Cyber Grinches to be more accurate. Let me explain… Back in December, 2012, Israeli firm Seculert discovered “DEXTER“, which was then written about in an Ars Technica article. DEXTER is an especially sneaky piece of Malware that attacks POS […]