Blog Archives

Ransomware Up 14%

Ransomware variants up 14%.  Make sure to practice skeptical computing, patch your systems, and update your AV.

Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends July 29

If you plan on upgrading to Win 10, you need to do so before Aug 1st otherwise it will cost $100.

Today is World Password Day

Betty White provides some advice on passwords.

Apple Releases XCode Patches

If you use OS X’s dev tools called XCode, make sure to update via the App Store.

BitCoin Creator?

An Australian named Craig Wright says he created BitCoin.

PwnedList Pwned via Parameters

Krebs points out how Pwnedlist, where you can check to see if you’ve been Pwned, was vulnerable to a parameter input santization flaw which would have allowed access to all 866M of its records.

Supreme Court Extends “Rule 41” Hacking Power

Federal agents can now “gain remote access” to suspect computers outside their jurisdiction. 

Reality TV from Unprotected Webcams

A hacker put together a “Reality TV” show using webcams.

Windows GodMode Being Abused

A leftover “feature” left in Windows can be used to install malware.

Microsoft Says Bing Only for Cortana

Microsoft says you must use Edge and Bing when searching via Cortana.