Category Archives: Networking

SCAM: RNC Attendees Get Hacked Through Fake Wi-Fi Networks

So it seems a security company wanted to troll the RNC a little bit, and see who would connect to a potentially malicious Wi-Fi Hotspot. The results were scary…but expected.

(NOTE: This is not about Democrats vs. Republicans. I have no doubt that if this test were performed at the DNC, we’d see similar results)

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SCAM: Reset Your LinkedIn Password

So apparently the 2012 LinkedIn breach of 6.5 million records was inaccurate. Over 117 million records were compromised, and easily decrypted (somebody probably forgot to salt their decrypted records). And now, they’re asking you to reset your password – this is a good thing.

But the bad thing is that hackers are asking you to reset your password, too. And if you use the wrong method, you could get into trouble. Continue reading SCAM: Reset Your LinkedIn Password

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How To Disable Wi-Fi Sense (Post Upgrade)

In my last post, I talked about the all-too-scary potential dangers of Windows 10’s Wi-Fi Sense.  Today, I’ll give a quick post on how to turn if off, if you’ve forgotten to do so during the installation/upgrade process.

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Windows 10 is Giving Away Your Security

I wish I was making up that headline. But I’m not. The simple fact is that a new “feature” in Windows 10 will be actually sharing your network’s encryption password to Microsoft’s servers and Facebook, Skype and Outlook.com friends lists. That means anybody on your friend or contacts lists have an encrypted copy of your wi-fi password, and can use it without any further consent.

And it gets worse.

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Anthem Not Cooperating With Security Professionals?

So, it seems that the Anthem breach, now recognized as the largest in the history of the medical industry, may have some more explaining to do – but they don’t appear as if they will.

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