WPA3 flaws may let attackers steal Wi-Fi passwords

The new wireless security protocol contains multiple design flaws that hackers could exploit for attacks on Wi-Fi passwords. WPA3, a new Wi-Fi security protocol launched in June 2018, suffers from vulnerabilities that make it possible for an adversary to recover the password of a wireless network via “efficient and low cost” attacks, according to a new academic … More WPA3 flaws may let attackers steal Wi-Fi passwords

Cybersecurity resources for smaller businesses

How can smaller businesses address their cybersecurity risks without the resources of large organizations? There are a lot of challenges to being a small-business owner, including safely managing technology. Every risk can have an outsized effect on your ability to stay in business. And resources for protecting your business are often geared towards much larger … More Cybersecurity resources for smaller businesses

Most second-hand thumb drives contain data from past owners

Our penchant for plugging in random memory sticks isn’t the only trouble with our USB hygiene, a study shows. Many computer users don’t take enough precautions when disposing of their USB sticks, leaving a trove of what is often sensitive information about themselves for the drives’ new owners, a study has shown. Researchers from the … More Most second-hand thumb drives contain data from past owners

A closer look at “sextortion” scams

Cyberblackmail/sextortion again raises its not-so-pretty little head. For more than 30 years, I’ve had the privilege of assisting people get rid of viruses and other malicious software.  In the course of doing so, I’ve often been asked questions about computer security-related topics that are not product-specific.  Some are simple or easily answered; some are complex … More A closer look at “sextortion” scams

Over 2 billion records exposed by email marketing firm

The repository of email addresses and other records would offer a gold mine of data for scammers. Security researchers have discovered a humongous collection of email addresses and other data that was left sitting on the internet with no protection whatsoever. Bob Diachenko revealed late last week that he’d found an unsecured MongoDB server with more … More Over 2 billion records exposed by email marketing firm