Will Disruptive Text Shield You?

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!

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

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.

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

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. […]

Peeping Tom Webcam Is Watching YOU

“Hackers” may be watching YOU, courtesy of your webcam. Even if your webcam light is off, the webcam itself may be on, and you possibly being watched. Where do you have your computer? In your bedroom? Impossible you say? You wish. The news is filled with incidents, for example, the Miss Teen USA webcam hack of […]

BREACH!

The Cryptopocalypse Is HERE! In less than 30 seconds, the private information that you enter into millions of websites protected with HTTPS encryption, previously thought safe, have now suffered BREACH. That’s correct. SSL and TLS is starting to fail. The internet is afire with news, saying there is “No easy way to stop BREACH from plucking secrets from […]

Private or Covert. You Decide.

Hackers. Scammers. Your Boss. Your enemies. The Government. Foreign Governments. The list goes on. When you want PRIVACY most, It seems like everyone is watching your every move online, and you can bet your sweet bippy, it isn’t for your benefit. Over the past few months I have been talking quite a bit about online […]

Ransomware ~ From Russia with love.

A family friend woke up at 6AM, put the coffeemaker on, and switched on her computer, just like she does every morning ready to start the day. Unfortunately, today was different. Today, she would be in for the shock of her life. The screen above is very similar to the one that greeted her. Needless […]

What’s Threatening Your Business?

Someone, or something is threatening your business. The question is, how prepared are you? ARE you, REALLY? Have you done a complete Business Risk Assessment to fully identify and evaluate all the risks aimed at your business? Do you have a Disaster Recovery Plan, and a Business Continuity Plan in place? Insurance companies may offer reduced premiums […]