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March 2018 Security Newsletter

Let's be upfront: it's 2018, and if you've been paying even partial attention to the news, you know that the trend for technology stories is [Company] Data [Breach/Leak] day after day. According to self-reported data, compa...
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

April 2018 Security Newsletter

Chicago-based Orbitz was in the news this month for a data breach. The consensus seems to be that the breach took place sometime between October 2016 and December 2017. If you're wondering how a company that builds itself on successfull...
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

May 2018 Security Newsletter

General Security News In the good news column for April, Dutch Police raided and took down the online DDoS marketplace Webstresser, which sold DDoS attacks for relatively low prices. Additionally for the first time ever, Microsoft developed...
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

August 2018 Security Newsletter

A Quick Change Of Format We've been watching the statistics on these security blog posts, and they are among our least read content, so we're going to mess with the content a little. Instead of taking more of a marketing/newsletter ...
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

April Security Newsletter

I don't know if you've been watching the tech news space recently, but if you have, you've probably at least seen mention of the fact that Facebook apparently stored some user's passwords in plaintext. Plaintext, of course, ...
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

Jan 2019 Security Newsletter: Two Hackers Walk Into A Website...

Two hackers walk into a website... This isn't just the start of a joke, it's a very real occurence, and what happens next can depend on a number of factors. Types of Hackers First, you have your white-hat hackers. These are security...
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

Feburary Security Newsletter

It's 2019, and if we could sum up technology news from the last year, it would probably sound a little like this: Big Data is invasive, everywhere, poorly protected, and often used without ethical consideration. Accepting all of that is...
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

March Security Newsletter

Oh man, Wordpress 5 is a thing now, and has been for a while now (since December 6th, for those keeping count at home), but have you updated to it? The tone of a lot of these security updates might make you think I'm joking, but I'm...
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

May 2019 Security Newsletter

Welcome to a new month, same problems. Last month, it became public knowledge that the city of Chicago had paid over $1,000,000 to a currently unnamed person or persons. How? The city was tricked by a phishing email that asked them to chang...
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

December 2018 Security Newsletter

Happy Holidays everyone. Did you know that the United States Post Office left an unpatched security vulnerability in an API that let users scrape information about any one of the millions of people in their database, and more terrifyingly, ...
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

Smart Cities: Impressed by Smart Home Devices? Just Wait to See What is Coming.

INTRODUCTION At this year’s CES, there were more vendors listed as selling smart-cities technologies than gaming products. According to research firm Gartner, smart cities will house 9.7 billion IoT devices by 2020, with more vendors ...
Tuesday February 20th, 2018