How Safe Are You on Public WiFi? Not Very

At the U.S. Republican National Convention in Cleveland last year, more than 1,200 people connected to free WiFi networks with names like “I Vote Trump! Free Internet,” “I Vote Hillary! Free Internet,” and “Xfinitywifi.” They transferred gigabytes of data, doing things like checking e-mails and chatting. Some even shopped on Amazon or logged into their … Read More The post How Safe Are You on Public WiFi? Not Very appeared first on The State of Security.
Read more

419 Scammers Offer $60M in Exchange for Adopting Their Teenage Son

419 scammers are tempting unsuspecting users with a fake offer of $60 million in exchange for adopting their teenage son. The scam begins when a user receives a Twitter DM from the account of someone who appears to serve in the armed forces. Such unexpected correspondence could (and should) strike the recipient as odd. But … Read More The post 419 Scammers Offer $60M in Exchange for Adopting Their Teenage Son appeared first on The State of Security.
Read more

Why OPSEC Is for Everyone, Not Just for People with Something to Hide

OPSEC (Operational Security) is a term derived from the U.S. military and is an analytical process used to deny an adversary information that could compromise the secrecy and/or the operational security of a mission. The very process of performing OPSEC or protecting your six from an adversary not only plays a very important role in … Read More The post Why OPSEC Is for Everyone, Not Just for People with Something to Hide appeared first on The State of Security.
Read more

Phishing Attack Prompts Chase Brexton to Notify Over 16,000 Patients

Chase Brexton Health Care has notified 16,000 patients of a possible data breach after bad actors targeted its employees with a phishing attack. The event in question occurred around 2-3 August 2017. At that time, Chase Brexton employees received a bogus email survey that provided attackers with access to their email accounts upon completion. Before … Read More The post Phishing Attack Prompts Chase Brexton to Notify Over 16,000 Patients appeared first on The State of Security.
Read more

New Netflix Phishing Attack Goes after Users’ Credit Card Credentials

A new Netflix phishing attack leverages fake emails from the streaming service to trick users into handing over their credit card credentials. The attack starts when a user receives an email from what appears to be Netflix warning them that they need to update their membership information. “Dear Valued Customer, We Would like to inform … Read More The post New Netflix Phishing Attack Goes after Users’ Credit Card Credentials appeared first on The State of Security.
Read more

Rogue Website Exposed High School Students’ Data

A rogue website exposed several pieces of information pertaining to students who attend a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. On 5 October, the Palo Alto United High School posted a “Notice of Data Breach” on its website. The message reads as follows: “Staff was notified this morning about a website that exposed … Read More The post Rogue Website Exposed High School Students’ Data appeared first on The State of Security.
Read more
Page 1 of 41234