2.2 Billion Accounts Found In Biggest Ever Data Dump — How To Check If You’re A Victim

Two weeks ago the Collection #1 data dump redefined ‘big’ as far as breached data goes: more than 770 million account details were in that database, made public for all to see. Now big has just got even bigger with the discovery of Collection 2-5 that takes the total number of hacked user accounts published to an astonishing 2.2 billion. As … Read more...

Largest Ever Email and Password Leak Just Got Worse

A collection of almost 2.2 billion stolen emails and passwords have surfaced online. It’s a truly mind-boggling cache of private data that has only gotten larger since it was first reported.

It’s likely an aggregation of data from multiple huge breaches over the course of years, and might include data stolen from LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Yahoo.

Could you personally be affected? Odds are … Read more...

B.C. government deploys first blockchain tool

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Beta version of OrgBook BC allows users to verify if an organization is legally incorporated in the province

The B.C. government is officially on board the blockchain bandwagon.

The Ministry of Citizens’ Services has become the first arm of the provincial government to deploy a blockchain-enabled tool, unveiling a beta version of OrgBook BC to the public on January 22.… Read more...

Hackers are going after Cisco RV320/RV325 routers using a new exploit

Security researchers have observed ongoing internet scans and exploitation attempts against Cisco RV320 and RV325 WAN VPN routers, two models very popular among internet service providers and large enterprises.

Attacks started on Friday, January 25, after security researcher David Davidson published a proof-of-concept exploit for two Cisco RV320 and RV325 vulnerabilities.

The vulnerabilities are:

  • CVE-2019-1653 – allows a remote
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Too few cybersecurity professionals is a gigantic problem for 2019

As the new year begins gaining steam, there is ostensibly a piece of good news on the cyber front. Major cyberattacks have been in a lull in recent months, and still are.

The good tidings are fleeting, however. Attacks typically come in waves. The next one is due, and 2019 will be the worst year yet — a sad reality … Read more...

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Commandeer Storage For Upgrade

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The problems associated with Windows 10’s most controversial feature are well known, but now Microsoft MSFT +2.9% has warned users it will soon be consuming more of your computer’s resources to enforce it… 

In a new blog post, Microsoft program manager Jesse Rajwan confirmed that the company is taking measures to ensure Windows 10 computers will always be able … Read more...