Ransomware Featured on the Today Show

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Jan 2016

A “ransomware” segment was recently on NBC’s  Today featuring our security partner Sophos. To learn more about ransomware. click the thumbnail below:    

Towerwall Security/Vulnerability Alert Vol 13.96

4 Aug 2015

 The “Stagefright” hole in Android – what you need to know Provided by Paul Ducklin at Sophos, Inc. The conference circuit can be a competitive arena, especially when there are multiple parallel streams. For example, back in 2010, I was at Black Hat in Las Vegas, and I attended the talk next door to the late Barnaby Jack’s now legendary … Continue reading Towerwall Security/Vulnerability Alert Vol 13.96

Full rules for protecting net neutrality released by FCC

By Michelle Drolet . 16 Mar 2015

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday lay down 400 pages worth of details on how it plans to regulate broadband providers as a public utility. These are the rules – and their legal justifications – meant to protect net neutrality. They were passed last month, and details have been eagerly anticipated. The main gist of the lengthy document … Continue reading Full rules for protecting net neutrality released by FCC

Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.83 – Anthem Healthcare Breach

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Feb 2015

secuProvided by William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. News broke last week that Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurance carrier, was the victim of a data breach by external hackers. This breach affects both current and potentially former clients of Anthem. WGA is monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis, and here is what we … Continue reading Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.83 – Anthem Healthcare Breach

Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.82 – The GHOST vulnerability – what you need to know

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Feb 2015

The funkily-named bug of the week is GHOST. Its official moniker is the less catchy CVE-2015-0235, and it’s a vulnerability caused by a buffer overflow in a system library that is used in many, if not most, Linux distributions. A buffer overflow is where you assume, for example, that when you handle a four-byte network number written out as … Continue reading Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.82 – The GHOST vulnerability – what you need to know

Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.81 – Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc.

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Feb 2015

Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurance company, is the latest target of a security breach. Eighty million customers, including the company’s own CEO, are at risk of having their personal information stolen. VPC SAN FRANCISCO – As many as 80 million customers of the nation’s second-largest health insurance company, Anthem Inc., have had their account information … Continue reading Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.81 – Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc.

Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.80 – CES 2015 Trends that Can Impact Data and Privacy

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Jan 2015

As the International Consumer Electronice Show (CES) 2015 brings forth the next generation of devices to watch out for, it also opens issues of digital security. While new technologies and devices are always interesting, they also have the potential to burn consumers and vendors with risks to security and privacy. With these in mind, we picked … Continue reading Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.80 – CES 2015 Trends that Can Impact Data and Privacy

Data Security Alert Vol 13.79 – The Top Hacks of the Year

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Jan 2015

As we approach the end of the year, let’s have a look back at the top hacking incidents of 2014. This year, we might have witnessed the most damaging attack of the decade. It will not be easy beating the Sony attack. SONY On November 24th all of Sony Pictures employees’ computer screens started showing a … Continue reading Data Security Alert Vol 13.79 – The Top Hacks of the Year

What You Need to Know About This New Bank Account Threat

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Dec 2014

Sophos Researcher James Wyke recently did an analysis of the malware Vawtrak. He found that Vawtrak has been targeting financial institutions, especially banks. Vawtrak injects a DLL code into the targeted bank’s website, which allows a bypass of the victim’s two-factor authentication and infects the victim with a mobile malware. The malware then automatically transfers … Continue reading What You Need to Know About This New Bank Account Threat

Towerwall Security Alert V13.79 – How to clear out cookies, Flash cookies and local storage

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Dec 2014

by Mark Stockley This quick fix will show you how to clear out cookies and the cookie-like things that can be used to track you online. If you already know what cookies are all about then you can skip the next bit and go straight to the instructions. Why cookies are important Cookies are very small … Continue reading Towerwall Security Alert V13.79 – How to clear out cookies, Flash cookies and local storage

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