Category Archives: Security

Hacked Webcams: 5 Tip How to Protect Yourself from Spying

“…First thing’s first. If your webcam indicator light is on even though you haven’t turned on the webcam by yourself, it’s a sign that something might not be right…”

https://nordvpn.com/blog/tell-if-laptop-camera-hacked/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=security_month

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Google exposed user data, chose not to tell public.

“Google shuts down its social network Google+ amid claims a bug that exposed the data of ‘hundreds of thousands’ of users was kept secret to avoid scrutiny from regulators.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6253629/Google-exposed-user-data-chose-not-tell-public-WSJ.html?ito=social-facebook

Employees Banned From Using USB Drives At IBM…

“There have been a spate of worldwide scandals involving the hacking, theft and loss of data among IT companies in recent years, including AshleyMadison.comUber, Facebook, Equifax, Yahoo, Apple, and even IBM, just to name a few.”

https://technews.wpengine.com/2018/05/employees-banned-from-using-usb-drives-at-ibm-and-all-other-removable-media/

Do you still use a flash drive or portable usb storage?

Why does your business need a password manager?

Read on and see if your business falls into any of the loopholes identified.

https://blog.dashlane.com/business-password-manager-case-study/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=appboy&utm_campaign=19774335-05fd-4bb8-bb48-9e2d05587b38&utm_content=1&utm_term=en&utm_type=news

Why (almost) everything reported about the Cambridge Analytica Facebook ‘hacking’ controversy is wrong.

https://medium.com/@CKava/why-almost-everything-reported-about-the-cambridge-analytica-facebook-hacking-controversy-is-db7f8af2d042

This is a very good read, especially if you don’t know the difference between ‘hacking’ and ‘cracking’. The standard difference is that a Hacker is attacking systems and probing security vulnerabilities for fun, exploration, fame, proving that they can, discovering weaknesses which can assist owners etc. Crackers are are the profit side of the coin. Their motivation is financial gain and/or to cause damage.

Most media people don’t know the difference between those terms and a lot of other terms and thereby can easily misguide you about things you don’t know either.