10 Things I know about… Security Precautions

By Michelle Drolet . 20 Feb 2017

10) Change your password. If you’ve been using the same password for a long time, then it’s time to change it. You should not only change your passwords regularly but not use the same one for every app or website. Try to use more than 13 characters. 9) Turn off wireless connections. When you aren’t … Continue reading 10 Things I know about… Security Precautions

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

1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do

By Michelle Drolet . 7 Aug 2014

Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73 Hackers have amassed a vast collection of stolen data, including 1.2 billion unique username/password pairs, by compromising over 420,000 websites using SQL injection techniques. Researchers monitored the gang for over seven months, thought to be “fewer than a dozen men in their 20s who know one another personally” based in … Continue reading 1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do

Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73

By Michelle Drolet . 6 Aug 2014

1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do   Hackers have amassed a vast collection of stolen data, including 1.2 billion unique username/password pairs, by compromising over 420,000 websites using SQL injection techniques. Researchers monitored the gang for over seven months, thought to be “fewer than a dozen men … Continue reading Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73

Introducing our Quarterly Newsletter: the Data Security Review

By Michelle Drolet . 16 Jan 2014

I am excited to announce the launch of our quarterly newsletter, the Data Security Review. Each quarter I will be sharing with you what I am hearing from customers, colleagues and data security experts to keep you aware and protected. As we enter 2014, human risk is on everyone’s mind. Even with the most sophisticated … Continue reading Introducing our Quarterly Newsletter: the Data Security Review

10 Things I Know About… Mobile Security

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Aug 2013

10. Malware Is On The Rise The threat of malware on mobile platforms is growing steadily as more cybercriminals target mobile devices in increasingly sophisticated ways. 9. BYOD Is A Challenge There are obvious benefits to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend, but it also creates IT challenges and exposes your company to new … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About… Mobile Security

New LinkedIn E-Mail Scam

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Jul 2013

Hi all, there is an e-mail scam doing the rounds. The message is an invite from some random person you won’t know with a link (how original). If you get such a message don’t use the link, check your LinkedIn account as if it’s a legit request it will be there waiting for approval. Even … Continue reading New LinkedIn E-Mail Scam

Facebook leaks are a lot leakier than Facebook is letting on

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Jun 2013

Remember last week, Facebook leaked email addresses and phone numbers for 6 million users, but that it was really kind of a modest leak, given that it’s a billion-user service? OK, scratch the “modest” part. The researchers who originally found out that Facebook is actually creating secret dossiers for users are now saying the numbers … Continue reading Facebook leaks are a lot leakier than Facebook is letting on

New Internet Explorer zero day being exploited in the wild

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Oct 2012

After the last zero day exploit on Java we reported some weeks ago it appears that a new 0day has been found in Internet Explorer by the same authors that created the Java one. Yesterday, Eric Romang reported the findings of a new exploit code on the same server that the Java 0day was found some … Continue reading New Internet Explorer zero day being exploited in the wild

Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords…

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Oct 2012

Beware any emails which claim to come from privacy@microsoft.com – it could be that you’re being targeted in an attack designed to steal your AOL, Gmail, Yahoo or Windows Live password. At first glance, if you don’t look too carefully, the emails entitled “Microsoft Windows Update” may appear harmless enough. But the grammatical errors and … Continue reading Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords…

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