#15 – Ransomware Successfully Attacking Cities

Ransomware.  It the virus that actually makes money for the attacker.  At first, it was randomly deployed, just like the nuisance viruses of the past, indiscriminately finding victims through phishing and spoofed websites.  But the game is changing, as the Georgia cities of Atlanta and Savanna found out the hard way.  Special Guest, Cybersecurity expert … Continue reading #15 – Ransomware Successfully Attacking Cities

What to do NOW to Avoid Massive Ransomware Attack

The biggest, most invasive, ransomware outbreak in history is underway.  It’s called WannaCry, and it has infected computers in at least 74 countries, primarily in Russia.  The Securelist cyber security website reported that there have been more than 45,000 attacks worldwide, but added, “It’s important to note that our visibility may be limited and incomplete and the … Continue reading What to do NOW to Avoid Massive Ransomware Attack

Security Flaw Found in Visa (But Not MasterCard)

A security vulnerability has been found in Visa Cards which does not exist in MasterCard. Basically, it involves the number of times you can try to process a transaction with an incorrect expiration date (or CVV).  Visa allows multiple attempts to process a transaction, and Mastercard allows only 10 attempts before the transaction is blocked … Continue reading Security Flaw Found in Visa (But Not MasterCard)