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Change Your LinkedIn Password NOW

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 […]

Windows Users: Uninstall QuickTime NOW

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 […]

Another Day, Another Adobe Flash Malware Warning

I’ve written about the dangers of the Adobe Flash plug-in many times, but I know lots of people are still using it. So maybe if all the warnings to date haven’t convinced them to dump the Flash plugin, Adobe’s emergency rollout of a patch to prevent a Flash ransomware problem last week will make them […]

Domain Squatting: Typos Open Consumers To Phishing Attack

Typos used to be merely annoying, but now they can make you the target of a phishing attack.     Scammers are reserving the URLs for misspelled versions of legitimate websites in order to trick people into giving up their logins and other personal and financial information. As reported by Slate: Cybersecurity firm Endgame noticed […]

New Ransomware Threat Targets Gamers

Last week Ars Technica reported on a new spike in ransomware infections that largely put gamers in the crosshairs. The article is fairly technical, but the key takeaway for consumers is: In the past four days, researchers from three separate security firms have reported that a large number of legitimate WordPress sites have been hacked […]