Linked – 5 Quick Sites That Let You Check if Links Are Safe
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Linked – 5 Quick Sites That Let You Check if Links Are Safe

One of my biggest concerns about link-shorteners has always been that the receiver has no way of knowing where the link takes them until the click it. That might be OK with people you know and trust on social media and email, but that’s only a small portion of the things that we are asked…

Linked – CCleaner Was Hacked: What You Need to Know
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Linked – CCleaner Was Hacked: What You Need to Know

Seems to maybe be just a small subset of users who might have been infected, but this is scary. Thankfully, it looks like this malware only affected a certain subset of CCleaner users. In particular, it affected: Users running the 32-bit version of the application (not the 64-bit version) Users running version 5.33.6162 of CCleaner…

Linked – Hackers are now using the exploit behind WannaCry to snoop on hotel Wi-Fi
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Linked – Hackers are now using the exploit behind WannaCry to snoop on hotel Wi-Fi

Gotta be careful with that hotel wifi. Wouldn’t want hackers to target you and figure out what sites you’re surfing from your hotel room. 😉 “Messages contain a malicious document “Hotel_Reservation_From.doc” containing a macro which if successfully executed, decodes and deploys GameFish — which researchers describe as APT28’s signature malware. Once GameFish is installed on…

Anatomy of a Phishing Text

Anatomy of a Phishing Text

I was hanging around the house last night when I got this text message: Hmm. That seems suspicious, but it’s also kind of intriguing, right? What account is going to be disabled? Shouldn’t I click that link to see what account they’re talking about? Well, I took a few steps to disable installs, and did…

Linked – Simply viewing this malicious ad will infect your computer with ransomware

Linked – Simply viewing this malicious ad will infect your computer with ransomware

And this is why we stay up to date on security updates, and also a big part of why I use and ad blocker. A new malvertising campaign from the AdGholas hacker group infects victims with ransomware, even if the victim takes no action other than viewing a particular advertisement. The revelation came as part…