Android, Data Security, Malware, Mobile Devices

One of 1st-known Android DDoS malware infects phones in 100 countries

Last year, a series of record-setting attacks hitting sites including KrebsOnSecurity and a French Web host underscored a new threat that had previously gone overlooked: millions of Internet-connected digital video recorders and similar devices that could easily be wrangled into botnets that challenged the resources of even large security services. Source: One of 1st-known Android… Read More One of 1st-known Android DDoS malware infects phones in 100 countries

Apple iPhone, Data Security, Software and Security Updates

Mac malware discovered in the wild allows webcam photos, screenshots, key-logging

[UPDATE: Apple confirmed to us that any systems that are up to date, website running El Capitan or later, are protected. We’ve also confirmed from those in the know that the issue has been fixed since around January and only affected older and out of date Macs.] A security researcher has discovered a piece of… Read More Mac malware discovered in the wild allows webcam photos, screenshots, key-logging

Data Security, Password Managers

Password Managers

LastPass LastPass is probably one of the best password managers for most people since it has all the essential features including usernames and passwords, nurse contact information, software licenses, credit cards, secure notes and supports image and PDF attachments. LastPass uses AES-256 bit encryption with PBKDF2 SHA-256 and salted hashes to ensure security in the… Read More Password Managers

Data Security, Password Managers

Choosing a Password Manager for your Data Security

We live in a fast moving digital world filled with a plethora of electronic devices which we have come to depend upon to record personal information, house our photos, compose and receive email, prepare work documents, create art and use online services to connect to our banks and favorite shopping sites.  But this convenience comes… Read More Choosing a Password Manager for your Data Security