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Marine Corps Data Leak Affects 20k

April 11, 2018
One Error Goes a Long WayThe U.S. Marine Corps has launched an investigation following an accidental leak of confidential information belonging to over twenty-one thousand Marines and civiliansOn February 27th, the Defense Department’s Defense Travel System (DTS) inadvertently sent an unencrypted email to contacts listed in the unclassified “usmc.mil” domain containing a roster with personal and financial details belonging to thousands of Marines. Truncated social security numbers, bank and credit card information and contact details belonging to the affected individuals have been

Krack Security Vulnerability

October 18, 2017
Yesterday, a whitepaper vulnerability was published by Mathy Vanhoef of Belgian University KU Leuven.The KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK) vulnerability is an advanced Man in the Middle attack, allowing cybercriminals to redirect information transmitted through a wireless network, capturing usernames and passwords or other sensitive data. This vulnerability also allows an attacker to manipulate data, which may allow for the injection of ransomware or malware as data is being transmitted to or from a device.Some device manufacturers have already issued patches to protect devices. However,

How to Keep Yourself Secure After the Equifax Data Breach

October 13, 2017
The ScoopEquifax publicly reported a massive data breach on July 29th, and many users of the credit reporting service are still wondering if their information was exposed, and what to do about it if it was.The breach lasted from mid-May to July of this year. Names, social security numbers, birthdates, addresses and driver’s license numbers, as well as credit card numbers and dispute documents from some users, were taken. An estimated 145.5 million Americans (>45%) have been affected, and thousands of records have been stolen from individuals in Canada and the UK as well.Equifax is

You Need Two-factor Authentication

January 31, 2018
It’s as simple as this: if you don’t know what two-step authentication is then you are at risk. Two-step authentication is a method of granting a user access using two or more ‘authentication factors’.  An authentication factor can be as simple as a password.  Using a single authentication factor (a single text password) has become a weak means of protecting online assets.Despite having the best security measures and following all the ‘best practices,’ the fact is PCs can become compromised and passwords can be cracked, deciphered and exploited. This can put you and your

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