HDTV – High Dynamic Range is next major standard

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In tracking new HDTV technological developments, the advent of High Dynamic Range is likely to become one of the next major standards http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2496390,00.asp The next big thing in display technology is HDR (High Dynamic Range). If you thought 3D TVs were a flop, this might be worse. Not because the technology is bad or sketchy, […]

Juniper Networks – ISC issues rare YELLOW ALERT for critical updates

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Last week the SANS Internet Storm Center raised the alert level  to YELLOW for backdoor vulnerabilities in Juniper ScreenOS products.  An out-of-band security release was issued to help resolve these critical security vulnerabilities. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Infocon+Yellow+Juniper+Backdoor+CVE20157755+and+CVE20157756/20521/ https://www.sans.org/webcasts/101482 Juniper released an out of band update for ScreenOS late last week. The update fixes two distinct backdoor that were introduced […]

Ransomware – 2015 was banner year for developments

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In 2015 ransomware attacks became more innovative with their code and capabilities to extort money from victims.  This trend is likely to continue in 2016 according to forecasts by security firms http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/2015-ransomware-wrap-up/d/d-id/1323424 It’s been a banner year for ransomware operators…and a nerve-wracking one for anybody responsible for securing endpoints.  Although some of the malware may […]

Data Breach – Hello Kitty Vendor patches server vulnerability

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While it is likely that no major impacts were experienced, the toy maker for the “Hello Kitty” brand reported an exposure that made access to over 3 million accounts potentially available.  This is documented below: http://www.eweek.com/blogs/security-watch/hello-kitty-vendor-sanrio-admits-to-and-patches-flaw.html Japanese toy vendor Sanrio, owner of the popular Hello Kitty brand, is admitting to a security vulnerability on its SanrioTown.com […]

Facebook Scam – CEO is not giving away 10 percent of shares to users

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A new scam circulating on Facebook claims that CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be giving away part of their fortune to the actual users in the Facebook community. Users should avoid participating in this hoax as it may lead to malware, identity theft, or other impacts.  http://www.techinsider.io/facebook-payout-post-is-a-hoax-2015-12 Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg isn’t giving his money to you […]

Data Breach – Hyatt Hotels reports Credit Card malware attacks during late 2015

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Hyatt recently reported their credit card payment processing system was infected with credit-card-stealing malware.  While they quickly halted the malware attacks shortly after discovery, customers are now being warned to carefully check credit card statements and quickly report all unauthorized transactions  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hyatt-hotels-hacking-idUKKBN0U704320151225 http://www.hyatt.com/protectingourcustomers Hyatt Hotels Corp said on Wednesday that its payment processing system was […]


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