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Day: January 8, 2018

Why Uber Can Find You but 911 Can’t

CyberWisdom Commentary: Software on Apple Inc.’s iPhones and Google’s Android smartphones help mobile apps like Uber and Facebook to pinpoint a user’s location, making it possible to order a car, check in at a local restaurant or receive targeted advertising. But 911, with a far more pressing purpose, is stuck in the past. Read on

What bankers need to know about Meltdown, Spectre chip flaws

CyberWisdom Commentary and Exploit Summarized: Today I came across this story from americanbanker.com that provide a status pulse on the serious chip flaw: Has either Meltdown or Spectre been exploited yet? No, says Bill Nelson, president and CEO of the FS-ISAC. “These vulnerabilities are a big deal, but there is a balance of probability and

Protecting Your Networks from Ransomware

CyberWisdom Commentary: Ransomware targets the home user, business, and government networks and may result in temporary or permanent loss of sensitive or proprietary information, interruptions in normal operations, economic loss of recovery of systems and documentation, and potential damage to the reputation of the organization. Educate your staff Attackers often enter the organization by tricking

Hacking WiFi networks to mine cryptocurrencies at Cafe maybe next phase

CyberWisdom Commentary: Articles from both SecurityAffair and The Register revealed that a developer named Arnau, based in Spain has published a proof-of-concept walkthrough for hacking public Wi-Fi networks to inject crypto-mining code in connected browsing sessions. CoffeeMiner is a project that allows the sort of man-in-the-middle attack that has been used by cyber thieves in Starbucks cafes and doubtless