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    Starwood Guest Reservation Database Hacked

    November 30th, 2018 by

    Starwood Guest Reservation Database Security Incident

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    USPS: User account information exposed

    November 22nd, 2018 by

    USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users

    U.S. Postal Service just fixed a security weakness that allowed anyone who has an account at to view account details for some 60 million other users, and in some cases to modify account details on their behalf.”

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    Another Breech: This Time it’s Instagram

    November 17th, 2018 by

    New Instagram Bug Raises Security Questions

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    Latest Date Leak: Cars4Kids

    November 17th, 2018 by

    21K Donors Had Their Personal Info Leaked Following Kars4Kids Data Breach

    The usual: an unprotected database…

    P.S.: I always hated that ad!!

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    Bitocker compromised by SSD Encryption: How to deal with it

    November 7th, 2018 by

    Guidance for configuring BitLocker to enforce software encryption

    Posted in Hardware, Security Breeches | No Comments »

    Be careful with the USP “Informed delivery”

    November 2nd, 2018 by

    Brian Krebs warned about this back in October, 2017

    USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ Is Stalker’s Dream

    Looks like its happening… 🙁

    Postal Service aware ‘Informed Delivery’ used fraudulently


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    Yet another breech affecting 9 Million Customers

    October 30th, 2018 by

    Cathay Pacific Breach Hits Over 9 Million Customers

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    First UEFI Malware discovered

    October 3rd, 2018 by

    First UEFI malware discovered in wild is laptop security software hijacked by Russians

    “Dubbed “LoJax,” the malware is the first case of an attack leveraging the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot system being used in an attack by an adversary. And based on the way the malware was spread, it is highly likely that it was authored by the Sednit/Fancy Bear/APT 28 threat group—the Russian state-sponsored operation tied by US intelligence and law enforcement to the cyber-attack on the Democratic National Committee.”

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    No/Trivial router password? You can be hacked!

    October 2nd, 2018 by

    GhostDNS: New DNS Changer Botnet Hijacked Over 100,000 Routers

    This is one of those hacks that should never happen. All it takes is to have a non-trivial password set on your router. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of folks who are just too lazy. My favorite is “What happens if I forget the password?”. My advice has always been to paste a label on the router with the name and password. If someone malicious has physical access to your router, that’s the least of your problems!

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    Facebook breech affects up to 90 Million Users

    September 29th, 2018 by

    Facebook Security Bug Affects 90M Users

    Facebook assures us that it’s not necessary to change passwords. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’m willing to part with cheap.

    Based on history, I’d be very dubious that we know the full extent of the breech. I recommend assuming the worst and make sure to change passwords and implement 2-factor verification.

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