Tip of the Week: Victims Of November 2014 Scam Can Get Fraction Of Funds Back

In November of 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced that “two massive telemarketing operations” had been temporarily shut down after collecting over $120 million by “deceptively marketing computer software and tech support services.” It wasn’t long before these companies lost significant court judgements to the FTC, but by then, the money was gone. Naturally, this…

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Alert: Vast Marketing Database Leaked. 33.7 Million Records Made Public

A sizable cache of personal information has been made public, with 33.7 million records being exposed. While not technically dangerous in its own right, this data could potentially be used to enable those with less-than-noble intentions. The 53 GB leaked database, contained email addresses, corporate data, and other professional details. Very professionally organized and strictly…

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Facebook Bug Discovered That Allows Hackers to Hijack Any Page

Until very recently, there was a zero-day vulnerability in the Business Manager function on Facebook that could have allowed anyone to access, wreak havoc upon, and/or destroy any business’s representation on the social network if they so pleased. Fortunately, researcher Arun Sureshkamar discovered it, allowing Facebook to nullify the vulnerability. Businesses, well-known public figures, and…

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Alert: 7-Zip Software Can Leave Your System Vulnerable

Software vulnerabilities can cause major issues for individuals and businesses. Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group, which is designed as an organization to “protect consumers from known and emerging threats,” has found such a vulnerability with 7zip. The 7zip software is an open-sourced file archiver and decompressor, and has many software developers scrambling to…

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Alert: iPhone Lock Screen Vulnerability Found – Siri Can Be A Backstabber

Don’t trust anything you can’t see – a valuable lesson for anyone. But, why shouldn’t you trust your own phone? Egyptian programmer Sherif Hashim has discovered a vulnerability in the most recent version of iOS (7.1.1) that allows hackers to physically access your contacts without unlocking your phone. This video shows the steps that Hashim…

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