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You NEED a Password Manager – Yesterday

With cyberthreats on the rise – if you DON’T have a Password Manager – you need one ASAP. The days of passwords written on sticky notes or notepads are long gone. A secure, robust password manager is the best way to stay secure online. And bonus – you can have it on all of your…

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Uber Hacker a Teen?

Was one of the nefarious Uber hackers just arrested? Possibly. And it’s a kid! The 17-year-old who was arrested in the UK, is believed to be tied to the hacking group LAPSUS$which has also infiltrated GTA 6, Arion, and Microsoft. To read more about it – see this how it pans out here The City…

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Cautionary Tale – Phishing, Weak Passwords, and Intentional Malice

A Vietnamese self-professed ‘hacker’ couple recently wreaked havoc on Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) “for fun”. The couple initially planned to infiltrate the IHG network to extort money through a ransomware attack. After they were able to get into the network (quite easily – see below) – they were thwarted by the IHG tech team who…

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Good News Friday – the U.S. government seized $30 million worth of cryptocurrency stolen by the North Korean threat group ‘Lazarus’

Cybersecurity news doesn’t often have ‘happy news’ – but today we can celebrate a big ‘ole win for the company Axie Infinity. According to Bleeping Computer – this is the first time stolen cryptocurrency has been seized from a North Korean hacking group. Lots of goodies on how this seizure came about and how there…

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Another Day – another Google Chrome Zero Day Threat

If it is starting to feel a little like dejavu – it is because it kind of is. Once again an urgent request to update Google Chrome has come down the pike. This latest threat is a Zero Day – which means that the threat is active and the day it was found was the…

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Labor Day Weekend is a Prime Time for Hackers – Stay Alert!

Labor Day is one of those long weekends where we Americans let our guard down and celebrate with our family and friends. And that is exactly why hackers LOVE our long weekends and holidays. While we are enjoying a little downtime – they are actively ramping up attacks that have the opportunity to run over…

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Of course it’s a Scam

Did you receive some snazzy new USB drive that promises all kinds of riches if you just plug it in? SURELY they meant nothing nefarious sending you a FREE COPY of Microsoft Office Professional Plus. SURELY. Don’t be fooled. Don’t plug it in. We know it’s tempting – but trust us. It’s a scam. Find…

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Here Phishy Phishy – PayPal Phish

You get a  Paypal invoice for several hundred dollars that will be debited from your account in 24 hours. You hover over all of the links – it looks legit. You cannot let your account be drained of your hard-earned money – so you click the link and it takes you a legit Paypal invoice….

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Maybe, Probably Phishing – LastPass Compromise

LastPass has let customers know that their development environment was compromised by accessing it through a single compromised developer account. They have ensured customers that while the hackers took portions of the source code – no passwords were compromised. We are not saying it was a successful phish – but it looks like it might…

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Update those Apple Devices!

It’s that time again – time to update your Apple devices because the bad guys found a way in and found a way to exploit apple devices. Thankfully – the updates are easy – and relatively painless. Here’s how to download the iOS and iPadOS 15.6.1 update. 1. Open Settings. 2. Tap General. 3. Tap Software Update. 4. You’ll be prompted to…

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We smell a Rat – a BORAT RAT

A new and nasty Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware has been discovered by Atlanta-based cyber risk intel company – Cyble. The normal RAT will allow bad actors to gain full remote access of infected machines – but this new RAT – BORAT RAT is a triple threat. It provides a dashboard for hackers to not…

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The Week in Breach: How Fast Can Your Password be Hacked?

Real-Time Service Alerts Are Your Passwords in the Green? Looking at Passwords in 2022 – Hive Systems It’s been two years since (Hive Systems) we first shared our (now famous) password table. (shown above) So it was about time we not only updated it for 2022 but we wanted to walk you through our methodology….

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