Beware of the fake VPN provides

I’ve written 2 reviews for VPN Services recently: VyprVPN Review KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Review I’ve also written 2 reviews for WIFI VPN/TOR portable boxes: Anonabox Review Invizbox Go Review One item I have never covered is the proliferation of scammy VPN services sold by snake oil salesmen.  With the Edward Snowden leaks and all the media… Continue reading Beware of the fake VPN provides

2017 has started as a busy year for hackers

2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for Information Security professionals. The last major hack was HipChat from Atlassian. Surprisingly most consumers still “don’t care” about their data security and millions have bad security hygiene. Visualizing the hacks To make the data more palatable, firms have tried to create visually appealing representation of… Continue reading 2017 has started as a busy year for hackers

Make sure that cyber-criminal doesn’t rip you off

Everyone hates being ripped off and consumers are always looking for ways to protect themselves. We use credit cards for online purchases to protect against fraud. We use Amazon ratings to judge the worthiness of a seller. But what is a cyber-criminal to do? A criminal can’t reverse a charge because they don’t use credit… Continue reading Make sure that cyber-criminal doesn’t rip you off

Could Google become a Cyber Insurance Underwritter?

Cyber-Insurance is the next great frontier for insurers as more and more companies buy protection in the age of massive and regular cyber-attacks. “More than 60 insurance carriers now offer stand-alone cyber insurance policies” — Dr. Robert Hartwig, president of the I.I.I. and an economist PwC suggests the global cyber insurance market could grow to… Continue reading Could Google become a Cyber Insurance Underwritter?

iCloud attack was really a phishing

Remember the “iCcloud hacking” where celebrity photos were stolen and published? Well the man behind it (aka Celebgate) was convicted of accessing more than 300 iCloud and Gmail accounts (30 of which belonged to real legitimate celebrities). You can read the district attorney brief if interested. Now this is the story that wasn’t… While most… Continue reading iCloud attack was really a phishing

Hacker eavesdropes on Quebec Liberal Party Meetings

A local Quebec french language newspaper (Journal De MontrĂ©al) has an interesting report about a hacker exploiting a critical flaw in the PLQ (Quebec Liberal Party) video conferencing system allowing him to eavesdrop on private strategy discussions.  Lucky for the PLQ, the hacker is a white-hat (good guy) and informed employees of the flaw. He… Continue reading Hacker eavesdropes on Quebec Liberal Party Meetings

Would you like some malware with your dental cleaning?

“The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a law that was created to protect millions of working Americans and their family members with medical problems. ” — American Cancer Society Most working professionals have an association they can call their own. Dentists have the American Dental Association. The ADA represents 159,000… Continue reading Would you like some malware with your dental cleaning?