Watchdog: FEMA Wrongly Released Personal Data of Victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday. read more more…

Cisco Patches High Severity Vulnerabilities in IP Phones

Cisco this week released security patches to address high severity vulnerabilities in its IP Phone 8800 Series and IP Phone 7800 Series.  A total of five vulnerabilities were addressed, all impacting the web-based management interface of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Software of IP Phone 8800 Series.  read more more…

Hidden & Fake Apps: How Hackers Could Be Targeting Your Connected Home

Like most parents, before you go to sleep each night, you take extra care to lock doors and windows to keep your family safe from any outside threats. The only thing you may have overlooked is the smartphone illuminated on your nightstand. And if you were to add up the smartphones humming all over your […] more…

Pwn2Own 2019: Researchers Win Tesla After Hacking Its Browser

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Facebook password crisis – what to do? [VIDEO]

Watch this special edition of Naked Security Live – we answer the questions people have been asking us, like “Should I stay or should I go?” more…

Facebook Users: Here are Proactive Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

Social media has become extremely popular over the years, providing users with an easy way to communicate with their friends and family. As social media users, we put a lot of faith and trust in these platforms to maintain the security of our private information. But what happens when our private information is mishandled? The […] more…

UK Police Federation Hit by Ransomware

The UK Police Federation of England & Wales (PFEW) website was subject to a malware attack that it discovered on March 9, 2019. It appears that this was a ransomware attack; but the strain has not been announced. read more more…

Russian Hackers Target European Governments Ahead of Elections: FireEye

Hackers believed to be sponsored by the Russian government are targeting European governments for cyber-espionage purposes ahead of the upcoming European elections, FireEye reports.  read more more…

Industry Reactions to Norsk Hydro Breach: Feedback Friday

Norwegian aluminum giant Norsk Hydro has been hit by a serious ransomware attack that caused disruptions at some of its plants and forced the company to turn to manual processes to fulfill customer orders. read more more…

Microsoft Launches Defender ATP Endpoint Security for macOS

Microsoft Brings Defender Advanced Threat Protection to macOS read more more…

McAfee Web Security offers a more flexible approach to Data Privacy

Post GDPR, there is still a lot of complexity in data privacy and data residency requirements. Depending on where they are located, what industry they are in, and how diverse their customer base is, companies are requiring a high degree of flexibility in the tools they use for web security. While most web security products […] more…

D.C. Attorney General Introduces New Data Security Bill

Karl A. Racine, the attorney general for the District of Columbia, on Thursday announced the introduction of a new bill that aims to expand data breach notification requirements and improve the way personal information is protected by organizations. read more more…

Taking a Closer Look at Doxo…

Doxo is a new and popular app that has the aim of allowing you to easily organize each of your various accounts in one place. This makes it a lot easier to manage your different accounts and make bill payments. Once you connect your account to the different providers, you’ll be able to receive any […] more…

Resolved: Outage – Pinnacle web application is down.

UPDATE: Pinnacle application is back up as of 9:30 am. Vendor restored the service and Penn State IT has verified the fix. PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: All Staff on all campuses. 1100 users. IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: Pinnacle DATE AND TIME: Issue began at 7:38 am ET on 03/22/19. NOTES: Application unavailable. Penn State IT is […] more…

BitLocker hacked? Disk encryption – and why you still need it [VIDEO]

Is BitLocker cracked? Is disk encryption still worth it? The answers are “No” and “Yes”, and here’s why. more…

PASS will be unavailable on 4/4

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: All students, faculty, and staff at all Penn State locations IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: PASS will be unavailable DATE AND TIME: PASS will be affected from 4:00AM ET on 04/04/2019 until 7:00AM ET on 04/04/2019. NOTES: PASS and some Web hosting services based in PASS will be unavailable for hardware maintenance. During […] more…

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