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Change Your LinkedIn Password NOW

Posted May 18, 2016 By Mom

News of a LinkedIn data breach became public back in 2012, when a hacker posted over 6 million LinkedIn usernames and passwords online as proof of the breach.     Now, according to The Register: A hacker is attempting to sell 117 million LinkedIn users’ emails and passwords on the dark web. Respected security researcher […]

Seems hardly a day goes by without news of some horrifying new data breach, and consumers generally feel powerless to do anything but change their passwords. But now, thanks to Microsoft Regional Director Troy Hunt, there’s a free site you can use to search the giant collections of compromised accounts to see if yours is […]

People who use those automatic toll road payment gizmos: today’s post is for you.     An exposé carried out by the news team at WIVB4 in New York revealed that when consumers mail their E-Z Passes back for a replacement, update or for any other reason, the E-Z Pass continues to log toll roads […]

Spotify’s Been Hacked

Posted April 27, 2016 By Mom

As of this writing Spotify is denying their site has been hacked, but they offer no explanation for how hundreds of Spotify users’ login credentials and account details were leaked online. From TechCrunch: A list containing hundreds of Spotify account credentials – including emails, usernames, passwords, account type and other details – has popped up […]

Windows Users: Uninstall QuickTime NOW

Posted April 20, 2016 By Mom

Just a quick, but VERY IMPORTANT advisory today. Word came from Apple late last week that a potentially catastrophic security hole has been found in the Windows version of their QuickTime video player software/web browser plugin, and APPLE HAS NO PLANS TO RELEASE A PATCH. Apple and Microsoft are BOTH warning Windows users to uninstall […]