Cyber Security

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Tomorrow is April Fools' Day, so today (for obvious reasons) is World Backup Day. If you get April Fooled into clicking something you shouldn't have (because it was funny or looked safe) and your computer is transformed into a paperweight, at least your data will be safe. As I always say, "Back up early and often." Continue Reading →
ETH
We’re in the middle of a cryptocurrency bubble and an NFT (non-fungible token) craze. For context, the price of a Bitcoin (BTC) is bubbling around $56,000. The price of an Ether (ETH) is just over $1,700. That sounds bubbly, but this column is not about financial advice. I’m going to teach you, step by step, how to build a very small cryptocurrency mining operation so you can get a deeper understanding of the process. Continue Reading →

Weaponizing Deepfakes

As part of a smear campaign designed to eliminate her daughter's cheerleading rivals, a woman in Bucks County, Penn., created deepfakes depicting her daughter's rivals naked, drinking, or smoking. Then, according to the Bucks County DA, she sent them to her daughter's coaches and to the victims of her attack with text messages urging the teenaged girls to kill themselves. Continue Reading →
Microsoft has confirmed that Chinese hackers were responsible for the attacks it announced on March 2 that exploited vulnerabilities in the standalone version of its Exchange Server mail and calendar software. Continue Reading →
Today is a dangerous day for companies that have on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. Yesterday, March 2, Microsoft announced that it detected multiple 0-day exploits being used in limited and targeted attacks, which means that the hackers know they only have a couple of days left to exploit the hack until the vulnerability is patched. Continue Reading →

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