The Morris Worm – 25 Years later.

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It seems like every day, the news is full of security exploits, for example, The critical Microsoft Windows and Office vulnerability, the Google Crawler issue, and now Internet Explorer users have issues as well. Viruses, malware, security issues, they are everywhere. This week, I would like to pause and look back to November 2, 1988. Many of you reading […]

Big Data. It Wants To Pull You In.

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Big Data. You have heard the term bandied about in the news more and more frequently. Have you thought about what it means to you? You will be surprised to know it’s all about YOU, probably more than you ever imagined, or wanted. What is “Big Data“? Wikipedia explains it nicely, “Big data is the term for […]

Will Disruptive Text Shield You?

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It wasn’t that long ago, that the worst privacy issue we had to fear was someone trying to read a letter through an envelope held up to a bright light source. With the advent of computers, copiers, scanners, it brought things to a totally different level, especially when computers became able to READ text off […]

You Shall Not Pass!

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Vulnerabilities, glitches, bugs, the software we use today on our computers and mobile devices is full of them, sometimes it seems problems are tripping over themselves. Every time we experience a glitch of some kind, it is usually down to “hasty programming“. When we download an app or software, and experience a freeze up, or […]

The Deciphering Factor

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Over the last few months, you undoubtedly have heard a lot of crazy sounding stuff in the news, from National Security Agency (NSA) leaks from Snowden, cryptography, hackers, threats, vulnerabilities, and more. I want to start by saying it doesn’t matter what political side of the fence you are on, the purpose of my column this […]

They’re Heeeere: it’s Janicab.

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Janicab is here. In case you haven’t heard, it is one of the latest Malware releases, one that targets both Mac OS & Windows OS. Do a quick Google search about Janicab, you will see droves of websites talking about it, like Intego, F-Secure, Avast, Macrumors, and ArsTechnica, just to name a few. In the arsenal […]

Cyber Bombs Hit Financial Institutions

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Have you been paying attention to the news lately? Chances are you will have heard the term DoS or DDoS, but haven’t had a clue, or a care, what it is or what it means. You should. It means major financial institutions and corporations are under frequent attack. Charles Schwab. JP Morgan Chase. Bank of America. […]