Tag Archives: security

The Cloud Act and Your Privacy

The CLOUD Act and Your Privacy The Cloud Act was passed by the U.S. house and senate with very little discussion and very people knowing anything about it. It was part of the $1.3 trillion U.S. government spending bill that was rushed through congress in order, among other things, to keep the U.S. government funded.… Read More »

What is Doxing?

What is Doxing? Doxing is a method by which someone harvests personal information about an individual by searching the Internet, social media, cellphone number, etc. Most of the highly personal information that is harvested by doxxers is information which is easily accessed because of the individuals own self-disclosures. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,… Read More »

Cloudflare Claims Their New Free DNS Service Will Help Protect Your Privacy

Cloudflare Claims Their New Free DNS Service Will Help Protect Your Privacy On April 1, 2018, Cloudflare introduced its new DNS service which competes (mainly) with Cisco’s Open DNS and Google’s Public DNS, Cloudflare is making extraordinary claims for its DNS service including a promise of privacy backed up by 3rd-party auditing. Since it’s so… Read More »

If You Have Children or Grandchildren Read This

If You Have Children or Grandchildren Read This Researchers at Check Point have discovered malware in apps aimed at children which display porn advertisements, encourage installation of fake security software, and steal personal information and credentials. The apps were available from Google Play and since the report (featured below) was published, Google has removed the… Read More »

Equifax Does it Again [Almost]: A lesson to be learned

Equifax Does it Again [Almost]:  A lesson to be learned The Great Equifax Breach of 2017, allowed hackers to obtain sensitive information from approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. In order “to assist” victims of the attack, Equifax set up a website where people could go learn whether or not they were affected by the breach.… Read More »