Browsing articles tagged with " website security"
Dec
19
2013

WordPress Changes

Just updated WordPress, and WOW! Where the heck did that come from? 3.8 has some of the biggest changes I have ever seen, which does tell us that it is mostly visual, but still… This release is focused on improving the user interface for WordPress admin area meaning a lot of visual improvements. In this article, we will show you what’s coming in WordPress 3.8 and how you can try some of these features right […]

Apr
11
2013

WordPress Brute Force Attack

Some of you may have already heard, but there is a brute force attack on all WordPress wp-admin pages right now. It is a widespread vicious attack that is affecting many of our clients. Please insure that your WordPress login has a very secure password including uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols. Please see the post below by HostGator for more information. http://blog.hostgator.com/2013/04/11/global-wordpress-brute-force-flood/

Apr
3
2013

Bank websites attacked

Yet again the US business industry has underestimated their attackers, and they are slowly losing this war. Major U.S. bank websites have been offline a total of 249 hours in the past six weeks, and hackers are not doing all that they can. At most they are at around 60%-70% full throttle, and there may be good reason. To learn about someone’s defenses, the easiest way is to make them use them. You find out what […]

Mar
4
2013

Evernote hacked, 50+ million compromised

Ever used Evernote? Well you better be checking out your account and securing everything you can. Tens of millions of online note-takers found themselves worrying about their security Monday, as questions remained about a weekend hack of Evernote. The online note-taking and archiving service began requiring its 50 million users to reset their passwords Saturday after announcing it was the victim of a security breach, making it the latest tech company in recent weeks to […]

Feb
1
2013

Chinese Hackers get NY Times and Wall Street Journal

Chinese hackers have not been messing around as of late, they have decided to go all out. One day after The New York Times reported that Chinese hackers had infiltrated its computers and stolen passwords for its employees, The Wall Street Journal announced that it too had been hacked. Two of the largest media entities in the US have been attacked, yet our network defense systems have still not been put at the top of […]

Jan
18
2013

Java still not being used by DHS

The Department of Homeland Security says despite some fixes to Java, it continues to recommend users disable the program in their Web browsers, because it remains vulnerable to attacks that could result in identity theft and other cyber crimes. The Computer Emergency Readiness Team, part of the DHS, first took the unusual step last week of issuing an alert, warning users to disable Java, saying the program could be manipulated by criminals to trick users into visiting […]

Jan
4
2013

Cisco Phone Hack

As displayed at the Chaos Communication Conference on December 29th, the most popular Cisco IP phone is vulnerable to an easy hack that allows full control of the phone. This means not only listening to conversations on the phone, but using its mic to listen to what is going on in the room. The hack, demonstrated for NBC News, allows the researchers to turn on a telephone’s microphone and listen in on conversations from anywhere around […]

Dec
16
2012

Threat of mass cyberattacks on U.S. banks is real

The wave of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that hit U.S. banks in October was next-to-nothing compared to what could happen if cybercriminals actually carry through with their plans for next year. Imagine Office Space but on an international level. A few dollars from a few people in each country all around the world a few times a day, and it adds up real quick. According to a report (PDF) released today by McAfee Labs, an impending […]

Dec
13
2012

Banks’ websites attacked… again

Yet again major international banks were attacked with a basic DDoS. This Distributed Denial of Service attack simply slowed down/blacked out their websites, not personally identifiable information was actually accessed. This is not a new thing, less than two months ago this happened to some of the same banks, primarily Bank of America who has become an easy target for some. A group of hackers calling themselves “al-Qassam Cyber Fighters” again taking responsibility for the […]

Dec
10
2012

Hacking to protect your network?

Not sure this is the greatest idea, apparently big business thinks cybersecurity now means hacking back. So much for the push for “white hat” cybersecurity. A lot of big business now thinks attacking those they think might attack them is the best solution. You know, listening to what the other side says before attacking (if they are protesting), building an intelligent defense network, hiring hackers and paying them decent instead of attacking them, why would they […]

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