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President-Elect Trump on 100 Day Transition Plan

Trump's plan includes asking the Department of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to create plan to protect our infrastructure against Cyber Attacks. [caption id="attachment_6254" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Click to watch on Youtube[/caption] How this will modify the Cybersecurity National Action Plan that was published under Obama…

Veterans Day

I am humbled to have served with my brothers and sisters. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Thank you to all who have served

Million Mask March and Possible Cyber Attacks

There is a planned million mask march (in Guy Fawkes masks) today. It is possible individuals claiming affiliation with the anonymous hacktivist group will take the opportunity to conduct their own operations. The FBI assesses it is possible unaffiliated hackers could use 5 November to attempt cyber attacks, to coincide…

Dyn Down by DDoS

Dyn a company that provides dynamic domain name resolution (convert names into IP addresses) was threatened to shell out some bitcoin or else... Or else what? I'd like to call it an availability compromise, but in layman's terms, an outage of service. Here is their support link on the incident.…

Phony Tech Support Awareness

It's not just tech support, did you see my previous article on Paying the IRS with Target Gift Cards? I'm glad they were shut down and arrests were made. If you think you were scammed, report it here https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ or here https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx You should bookmark those links.

Ransomware and the IoT

During a security conference, a gentleman demonstrated a thermostat that he compromised, lock out the user for a ransom. He was even able to make the thermostat emit a tone only animals can hear. Imagine your dogs or cats freaking out and you have no idea why? [caption id="attachment_6208" align="aligncenter"…
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