According to the Detroit Free Press, seniors in several states have received a notice about a “referendum on Social Security” in their mailbox from an organization called the American Service Council. The letter includes a voting form and requests a donation of $16.45 or more to fight “Washington Insiders” who say that seniors do not need Social Security and already have enough money for retirement without it.Continue Reading…
We all know that one day, when we least expect it… our computer hard drive can crash, we might lose our computer to a fire, theft, or one of those forgetful moments in a cab, hotel, or airport. And the first thought to go through our mind is, “Is my backup current?” For some of us, who have never experienced a computer crash it might be, “Do I have a backup?”
It’s been a very active year for cybercriminals. The number of data breaches are out of control. Keeping your own information safe can be stressful enough, but what if you have to start worrying about your children or grandchildren’s safety? Unfortunately, with the latest data breach, that’s the world we are living in.
The U.S. Secret Service is warning banks and ATM owners about a new technological advance in cash machine skimming known as “periscope skimming,” which involves a specialized skimming probe that connects directly to the ATM’s internal circuit board to steal card data.Continue Reading…
After the iPhone encryption battle between Apple and the FBI, Apple was inspired to work toward making an unhackable future iPhones by implementing stronger security measures even the company can’t hack.
Even at that point the company hired one of the key developers of Signal — one of the world’s most secure, encrypted messaging apps — its core security team to achieve this goal.
But it seems like Apple has taken something of a backward step.
Earlier this week it was revealed that hackers managed to steal the private data from some 500 million Yahoo accounts.
The tech giant, now under pressure to explain how the 2014 cyberattack occurred and why it has only just come to light, has said the attack could have been state-sponsored.
An exponential rise in malware means employees are at their highest-ever risk of accidentally installing malicious software onto an enterprise network — an event that happens every four seconds within the average company, a new report has warned.
Security researchers at Check Point analyzed information on over 30,000 security incidents discovered by the company’s ThreatCloud prevention software at more than 1,000 companies across the globe.
Subscribers of UK-based MoDaCo, a forum specialising in smartphone news and reviews, have been unpleasantly surprised by notifications that the site and their account have been compromised.
But not all subscribers have been notified, and that’s because the alert didn’t come from the site admins, but from the Have I Been Pwnd? service. The service allows users to submit their email address and notifies them when it’s found in data batches stolen in breaches.Continue Reading…