Chrome Browser – Simple Fix to help Mitigate Spectre CPU security vulnerability (CVE-2017-5753/CVE-2017-5715)

thezootsewt/ January 5, 2018/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

For many millions of people around the world, the Chrome web browser is quite possibly their most important piece of software. As a percentage of time spent staring at a computer screen, a large number of people are looking at content served up on the web and a growing number of the same people are using the Chrome web browser

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Major Wifi Security Vulnerability Revealed – CVE-2017-13077 WPA2 KRAK

thezootsewt/ October 16, 2017/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

Get your patch kits ready.  The details of a major security vulnerability were released today that could undermine wifi security as we know it.  The KRAK attack (Key Reinstallation Attack) utilizes a weakness in the WPA-2 protocol to recover the key used to encrypt traffic between a client and an access point.  The result, scary to say the least, is

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Pacemaker? Check your firmware! Recall Alert

thezootsewt/ September 4, 2017/ Healthcare/ 0 comments

If you or a loved one has a pacemaker, you need to read this.  On August 29, 2017, the FDA issued a recall for Abbott’s (formerly St. Jude Medical’s) Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers.  The recall notice seemed to indicate that a hacker could cause great harm to a patient and possible even cause death – “The FDA has reviewed information concerning potential

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4 Steps to Securing your Gmail Account

thezootsewt/ January 14, 2017/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

  “I have a 5pm deadline and I can’t get the document I need from Gmail because I’m locked out!”  Sound like a familiar scenario?  Being unable to access your Gmail is likely to cause your work to come to a crawl or a complete stop in some cases.   So how do you help ensure that your Gmail stays

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