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Equifax is facing a towering pile of class action law suits

Remember how deposed Equifax CEO Rick Smith got trotted around Capitol Hill to have his wrist metaphorically slapped by several congressional committees following what security journalist Brian Krebs so memorably referred to as the “dumpster fire” of a breach? …and...

Now anyone can fool reCAPTCHA

Researchers have created an automated system to solve Google’s reCAPTCHA auditory challenges. Again. Poor, poor prove-you’re-a-human reCAPTCHA tests – also known as Completely Automated Procedures for Telling Computers and Humans Apart – they get no respect! The point...

Major Phishing Attack Underway

[As part of my efforts to protect my clients, I’ve been part of the FBI’s Infraguard team along with Homeland Security and will start passing on essential alerts when they’re likely to affect you. I’m also adding a What-to-Do Section to these articles, near the end....

The Reaper Botnet Has Already Infected a Million Networks

THE MIRAI BOTNET, a collection of hijacked gadgets whose cyberattack made much of the internet inaccessible in parts of the US and beyond a year ago, previewed a dreary future of zombie connected-device armies run amuck. But in some ways, Mirai was relatively...

Google’s Advanced Protection Program: extra security at a cost

Are you a high-risk user whose Google account hackers might want to target? If you are, how much hassle would you put up with to make your account more secure? These are questions Google is inviting its users to ask themselves with the announcement of the Advanced...