Using Yahoo Email? Should You Notify Customers that Your Email is Breached?

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Everyone listening to the news should know by now that Yahoo’s email service has been hacked.   CBSNews story: {Yahoo Confirms Massive hack of 500 million accounts, blames “state actor”} In Yahoo’s terms of services section DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: 19. b. YAHOO AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY […]

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Password Manager Lastpass Has Security Flaw

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Unfortunately another flaw in software for which we expect to have _none_, at least in security software written in ZDNet¹ post: This just in 7/28/16 story by Cnet – http://www.cnet.com/news/big-security-bug-fixed-by-lastpass-password-manager/ Looks like Lastpass fixed another bug quickly… Tavis Ormandy (a Google Project Zero hacker) used a couple of tweets to point out security flaws in Lastpass LastPass is […]

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IoT Botnet Can DDoS Your Webserver

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Ok it happened as some predicted last year: A botnet was found¹ (a collection of computers or in this case devices that are controlled by another computer) controlling a number of IoT (Internet of Things). These IoT devices were then told to attack a website thus causing a DDoS (Dynamic Denial of Service).  The website […]

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Cybersecurity and Internet: Too Complicated?

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Brian Krebs- KrebsonSecurity¹ has a story of Cici’s Pizza with a data breach on June 3rd .     This credit Card breach story is interesting but not what I want to discuss. Instead let’s discuss “Todd”‘s response in the comments 1st response: So obviously Todd wrote this response as an immediate reflex action and does […]

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Script Kiddie Breaks Into v3.9 WordPress

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What happens when an enterprising young person is in front of a computer too long? Oh yes one thing leads to another and WordPress is something to conquer. It does require patience and diligence.  Every day somebody is finding new vulnerabilities in new and old software (this problem was uncovered by ‘speckz’ poster on reddit). […]

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