You Need to Be Careful With Public Wi-Fi Networks

When you’re out and about, Wi-Fi can be hard to come by. That’s why it’s so useful to connect to public networks at coffee shops, airports, hotels, wherever you happen to be. But these networks aren’t exactly secure, and could be more trouble than they’re worth.  The biggest concern with public Wi-Fi networks is that most are not encrypted. If …

Your Webcam Can Be Better

Your computer or tablet’s built-in webcam is great for convenience, but it won’t give you the best image quality possible. When you’re spending hours of your workday in virtual meetings, you want to put your best face forward. To up the quality your video calls, consider investing in an external webcam. The webcams that are built into our machines are …

Ransomware Group Apologizes After Attacking Children’s Hospital

As we enter 2023, it’s no secret hackers are a disruptive bunch. They attack any and all organizations, from governments to tech giants to essential services like hospitals. However, as it turns out, there is a line hackers don’t want to cross. And, when they do, they apologize. As reported by BleepingComputer, the ransomware group “LockBit” has apologized for one …

Ransomware Attack Temporarily Takes Down the Met

According to The New York Times, the Metropolitan Opera in New York is the largest performing arts organization in the country. As such, it might not be surprising to learn the Met is the latest high-profile organization to be targeted in a cyberattack, a particularly brutal one at that. The cyberattack occurred earlier this month, taking down the Met’s ticketing …

Microsoft Patches Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Each month, Microsoft releases a big security update known as “Patch Tuesday.” As the name implies, the update comes on the second Tuesday of each month, fixing any security vulnerabilities the company found since the previous Patch Tuesday update. This past Tuesday’s patch was notable, since the company fixed two zero-days among other critical vulnerabilities. The patch fixes 49 vulnerabilities …

Millions of Twitter Users’ Data Stolen and Posted Online

Twitter has consistently been in the news this year, and for good reason. The social media platform has gone through major and rapid changes, with concerns those changes could put users’ data in jeopardy. Those concerns may be valid, but, as it turns out, Twitter didn’t need its current drama to put user data in harms way. According to BleepingComputer, …

Microsoft Patches Six Exploited Zero-Days

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday is a regularly scheduled affair. The rollout occurs on the second Tuesday of every month, and allows Microsoft to release all available security updates and bug fixes at once. Sometimes, Patch Tuesday is a boring update, but, other times, it’s chock full of fixes for serious security vulnerabilities. This latest Patch Tuesday is the latter. Microsoft’s last …

Android Vulnerability Allows Anyone to Bypass the Lock Screen

When setting up your smartphone, choosing a strong passcode and utilizing available biometric authentications (like face and fingerprint scans) are usually enough to keep intruders away. However, a newly discovered Android vulnerability means anyone can bypass the lock screen and break into your smartphone. The new vulnerability comes to us from cybersecurity researcher David Schütz. Schütz was using his Pixel …

UK Internet Devices Will Be Scanned by the British Government

Cyberattacks and cybersecurity threats are an unfortunate part of modern life. As such, governments around the world have had to find new tactics to deal with the rising cyber threats against their nations’ companies and organizations. The British government, it seems, is taking aggressive actions. As reported by Bleeping Computer, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the agency …