While the recent indictment of 12 Russian hackers does give some interesting new details on the hacking of the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) and DNC, it still leaves many questions unanswered. In addition, the indictment itself raises new questions. So, here is what we still need to know to get to the truth. 1. … Continue reading The Recent Russian Indictment Raises 7 Major Questions
Personally, I'm glad the Edge browser has SmartScreen. Chrome users should also be glad because Microsoft is now offering that browser an add-on that gives those users the same protection as Edge users. SmartScreen warns you that the site you're planning to visit may have malicious intentions. You don't have to go there to find … Continue reading Hackers Using the Browser’s Red Warning Screens to Begin Attacks
Welcome Hackers! This might as well be the slogan for the third of companies who think it would be more cost effective to pay hackers ransom than to invest in a comprehensive cybersecurity defense. Such a conclusion is based purely on monetary considerations. The thinking is that investing in expensive cybersecurity may be nothing more … Continue reading One-Third of Companies Would Rather Pay Ransom Than Invest in Cybersecurity…Really?
Most scams are pretty transparent. An email arrives with a tempting subject line, but you know, deep down, that what they promise is simply too good to be true. Why do "beautiful Russian women" want me to contact them? Why was I so lucky that they decided to send me their pictures? Why are people … Continue reading Why Are Recent Employment Scams Fooling So Many People?
That depends what you mean by 'safe'. Different people have different reasons for using a VPN so you can make a case for both sides of this issue depending on just how much safety you're looking for. So, in this post, I'll try to look at both sides of the issue and let the VPN … Continue reading Are VPNs Really Safe?