Conservatives Targeted for Midterm Election Scams

I'm not sure why conservatives seem to be better scam targets than liberals. Perhaps, the older, white, male stereotype gives scammers the impression that they have more money than poor liberals. It could also be that they target older voters because they see them as being less tech savvy and easier to victimize. Liberals are … Continue reading Conservatives Targeted for Midterm Election Scams

Looking for a Facebook Alternative? Here are a Few Ideas

Facebook: Kids, pets, vacations, and holidays. That about sums it up for me. The occasional meme also slips through with a few targeted ads. I'm not a big Facebook user, but it's good to have a community of friends and family all within easy reach. However, there are negative aspects to what amounts to the … Continue reading Looking for a Facebook Alternative? Here are a Few Ideas

Chinese State Hackers are Actively Recruiting Corporate Insiders

The F.B.I began October, 2018, by putting out a plea to U.S. companies: Work with us to stop malicious insiders from stealing your secrets and sending them to foreign competitors. To be more specific, stop China from infiltrating your company and stealing your secrets. "It’s no surprise to anyone…that China, in particular, seeks our information, … Continue reading Chinese State Hackers are Actively Recruiting Corporate Insiders

Magecart Malware Steals Credit Card Data from Legitimate Online Payment Forms

Traditional credit card skimmers are physical devices attached to or overlain on ATMs or other credit card terminals. These are still around and some, like the overlay skimmer below which was reported on by Brian Krebs, are quite sophisticated. Once the criminals get your credit card data and your pin number through the skimmer, they … Continue reading Magecart Malware Steals Credit Card Data from Legitimate Online Payment Forms

Review Bombing: New Extortion Scam Threatens Businesses with Negative Reviews

If you're like most people, you probably read the reviews of a hotel or restaurant before you visit it for the first time. After all, you don't want to spend your money on an experience you may be disappointed with, right? But let's face it, bad reviews seem to carry more weight than good reviews. … Continue reading Review Bombing: New Extortion Scam Threatens Businesses with Negative Reviews

Would You Pay $800,000 for Virtual Land? Someone Did

For some, the harsh reality of daily life becomes too much. Some choose to leave this world to go to a better place. That place is called, Decentraland. This is a land where "you can create unique experiences unlike anything in existence". And the good news is, you don't have to die to go there. … Continue reading Would You Pay $800,000 for Virtual Land? Someone Did

Forget the One-Day Exploit, Beware the One-Hour Exploit

A recent report by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) details how one of the largest personal information hacks in history was designed. The hack described was the one on Equifax, a credit reporting agency (CRA) that exposed the PII (personally identifiable information) of more than half of all adult Americans. Why should you … Continue reading Forget the One-Day Exploit, Beware the One-Hour Exploit