Author Archives: Robert Vamosi
Recent exploits show that Cloud services can easily be attacked and often lead to crippling secondary attacks as well. Here’s how to protect yourself.Read More
The top two antivirus products in use worldwide might surprise you. Then again, they might not. Free products now dominate the AV market.Read More
Like it or not, Google has changed and consolidated its privacy policies. Here’s a guide to help you limit and control what personal information Google collects.Read More
Creating truly secure passwords can be difficult — at least for some security professionals, it seems. A recent data breach at the private intelligence firm Stratfor revealed some all-too-common password weaknesses. Here’s how to strengthen your own.Read More
A new Microsoft Fix it addresses the underlying vulnerability exploited by a new virus — but the fix also causes problems. Although we’d ordinarily jump on a needed malware remedy, in this case we’re probably better off waiting for the full patch, expected soon.Read More
At this year’s Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences, talks focused on attacks against the embedded operating systems found in thousands of digital gadgets now in use.
Any Internet-addressable device is threatened, including smart meters, medical monitors, and similar dedicated-use equipment. But the threat also encompasses those multifunction, printer/scanner devices (MFPs) found on almost every network.
Browser updates from the likes of Mozilla, Google, and — to some extent — Microsoft are coming ever more frequently. Its that a good thing?
When PC users suffering from update burnout skip some new versions of browsers, they may lose out on important security enhancements. Perhaps Mozilla and Microsoft should take a lesson from Google’s invisible Chrome updates and not brand every new release.