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...

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...

This wooden NFC puck gets guests onto your Wi-Fi network without a password

Ten One Design, an Apple accessory specialist, has just announced the WiFi Porter, a small wooden NFC tag that lets your guests connect their phones to your Wi-Fi network without needing its SSID or password. Both iPhone and Android phones are supported, but iPhones released before 2018 won’t be able to use the NFC functionality and will have to … Read more...

Protecting yourself from inevitable data breaches is easier than you think

It’s tempting to give up on data security altogether, with all the billions of pieces of personal data – Social Security numbers, credit cards, home addresses, phone numbers, passwords and much more – breached and stolen in recent years. But that’s not realistic – nor is the idea of going offline entirely. In any case, huge data-collection corporationsRead more...

How to Stop Worrying About Every ‘Mega’ Password Breach That Comes Along

News of this week’s so-called “mega breach” might deeply trouble you. If so, that means it’s a perfect time to take control of your personal security. Yes, every company should be held responsible for practicing sloppy security, allowing your sensitive data to get into the wrong hands. But at this point, there’s really no reason to trust the … Read more...

Shutdown makes dozens of .gov websites insecure due to expired TLS certificates

The U.S. government shutdown is causing trouble not only in political circles but also in the world of internet security. As the shutdown enters day 22, making it the longest shutdown in the history of the country, dozens of government websites have been rendered insecure or inaccessible due to expired transport layer security (TLS) certificates.

According to a report by … Read more...

Iranian hackers suspected in worldwide DNS hijacking campaign

Mysterious group hijacks DNS records to reshape and hijack a company’s internal traffic to steal login credentials.

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US cybersecurity firm FireEye has uncovered an extremely sophisticated hacking campaign during which a suspected Iranian group redirected traffic from companies all over their globe through their own malicious servers, recording company credentials for future attacks.

Affected organizations include telecoms, ISPs, internet … Read more...

In 2019 Here’s How To Stop And Block Robocalls, Spam, And Unknown Calls On iPhone, Android

Robocalls are at epidemic levels. Here are some ways to get a handle on them in the new year. And one way to stop them cold.

Scammers have gotten craftier, but the scams are the same. They pretend to be global tech companies, big banks, or the IRS.  They’re all after your money and all are a colossal waste of your … Read more...