There is a new program that is designed to help even non-technical people to create ransomware. The tool is called Inpivx, and it is designed to provide easy point-and-click functionality. Continue reading ‘You Do Not Need to Understand Computers to Make Ransomware’
The RSA Security Conference is wrapping up today. I’ve been here all week, and almost all of the best security companies demonstrated their security protection tools. Guess what was missing? Continue reading ‘How to Best Protect Your Mobile Devices’
Hackers will compete for prizes from Tesla. In addition to the first winner who gets the car, Tesla also pays…
$250,000 if they can hack the autopilot
$100,000 if they can hack the modem or tuner
$100,000 if they can hack the key fob or phone-as-a-key
Microsoft, VMWare, and other companies are offering big prizes to someone for breaking their security.
Challenges like this are an excellent way for companies to find security holes in their hardware, software, and services. Most companies offer a bounty system to pay successful attackers every day of the year.
If you want to go, or even compete, the event is March 20-22 in Vancouver. Visit CanSecWest.com.
Today Troy Hunt announced that a collection of 773 million usernames and passwords were released. This release of passwords, dubbed Collection #1, contains usernames and passwords
Continue reading ‘773 Million Passwords Exposed – Were You Exposed?’
An experienced high-level executive shared his concern about how attackers are investing more time targeting high net worth individuals. Continue reading ‘Attackers are Targeting High Net Worth Individuals’
November 30th is Computer Security Day. Today is a great day to remind your team members to continue to be extra vigilant as they watch for spam email messages. Continue reading ‘Happy Computer Security Day!’
If someone ever impersonates you via email, you may stop receiving legitimate email messages too. Computers belonging to people who received a fake email message may automatically send all new messages to the phony address instead of yours. Senders don’t realize what is happening, and you stop receiving essential email messages. Continue reading ‘You Might Stop Receiving Essential Email Messages, and What to Do About It’