Internet Security, Safe & Secure, spyware

Speaking of safety…

[9 May 19] Source: Economist via @inkl: How creepy is your smart speaker? "... these devices are acquiring other senses beyond hearing - the latest models have cameras, and future ones may use lidar. The scope for infringing privacy is increasing, so how worried are you that your speaker is spying?" [6 May 19] Source: Washington… Continue reading Speaking of safety…

Be Safe, I kid you not..., Internet Security, Mental, Non-sequiteur

Weird day..

Got a low-altitude Columbia Natural (red currant, honey, raisin & cocoa) from Subi today after a lamb rogan Josh at Chutney Mary's (ohhhhhh heaven!). Just $10 too. Oh, haha, on the way in I got attacked by a drunk bull of a man. It was hilarious. As I was passing an alfresco table this stocky… Continue reading Weird day..

I kid you not..., Scams

Shaz-sham!

[2 Apr 19] Closer to home, we have news from Tim Clark (The West Australian) on a front page exclusive.. The US want his worldwide assets frozen for global misrepresentation. Wow, just, wow. I have little sympathy for greedy snouts foraging in the trough of get-rich-beyond-my-virtue, those who want to cash in on 'a good… Continue reading Shaz-sham!

Anti-Malware, Internet Security

2018: The year of the data breach

December 28, 2018 by Logan Strain | Full article and infographic (Malwarebytes blog) But despite the well-known costs of data breaches, the problem of leaky data isn’t getting better. While there were a greater number of breaches in 2017, 2018 saw breaches on a more massive scale and from marquee players, such as Facebook, Under… Continue reading 2018: The year of the data breach

Internet Security

It’s on you, right?

It's a good thing to have awareness of what's around you and what's going on. Better is to take inventory of your personal strategies and behavior and to reinvent your habits to keep pace with the escalating risks of data intrusion and identity theft. Media would have us believe hacking is all Black Hat wizardry, but… Continue reading It’s on you, right?

Internet Security, Safe & Secure, Scams

Gone Phishing..

[21 Dec 18] Tech Republic | Security | Michael Kassner The information garnered by cybercriminals during a phishing attack is sometimes used to perpetrate costly fraudulent wire transfers More by Michael Kosser: [10 Mar 19] Dark Web: Small business protection [2 Jan 19] Small business Website security paradox [31 Dec 18] Recover from Cybersecurity incidents… Continue reading Gone Phishing..

Android, Anti-Malware, Anti-Virus, App, Facebook, Internet Security

[! HACKED !] Update Chrome browser RIGHT NOW!

What, again? [6 mark 19] New Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability Found Actively Exploited in the Wild The patch for the security vulnerability has already been rolled out to its users in a stable Chrome update 72.0.3626.121. Google's Threat Analysis Group discovered a high severity vulnerability in February that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code… Continue reading [! HACKED !] Update Chrome browser RIGHT NOW!

Facebook, Internet Security, Scams

Facebook didn’t care if your kids ran up gigantic credit card bills – lawsuit • The Register

Original post In 2016 Facebook released sealed data from 2012 in what appears to be turning a blind eye to friendly fraud. It's now 2019 and the case is still running. That's a 7 year delay in problem rectification in what could possibly be considered child abuse...