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 Ransomware Successfully Attacking Cities
This week on DIY Cyber Guy: Massive attack briefly shut down several popular sites, I’ll tell you what happened and why you need a little patience this week. Bottom line -News of the death of Internet is premature! Update on Intel, and why I am still recommending that you avoid buying computers with certain intel … Continue reading The Biggest Internet Attack In History Is Not Over (Yet)
Do you use Facebook? This episode is ‘must listen’ for you! Facebook has a new ‘Protection’ product that is the opposite of protection, or at least the opposite of privacy. Actually, it meets the definition of spyware.
The Equifax hack was historically bad, with the data of over 145 Million people exposed, which is now for sale on the Dark Web. Now, that data is being used to file fraudulent tax returns, which lets the bad guy get your tax refund.
This show is not about what you want to hear – it is about telling you what you need to know
If you had a Yahoo account in 2014, you should read this to find out what happened, and what you can do about it. The bottom line is, the advice that Yahoo is giving their users is not nearly enough to protect from the scale of this data breach. The timeline seems to suggest that much … Continue reading The Yahoo! Breach – What Happened, What You Can Do, and Why