Spills Can Kill

Spills Can Kill

If you spill liquid on your computer, what is the first thing you do? For most people, it is to power it back on and see if it works. At least after they dry off the keyboard and the case. That is a very dangerous thing to do, adding power to a computer that is […]

Silicon Shortage Expected to Continue Through 2022

Silicon Shortage Expected to Continue Through 2022

            The overall consensus is that the new demand for high-end silicon products has introduced a shortage that will last until late 2021 or even into 2022. This doesn’t only affect the computer hardware space but many other industries are being affected by the demand for silicon. The biggest hit after the computer hardware space, […]

Verkada Mass Hack

Verkada Mass Hack

According to IPVM.com and based on Bloomberg reporting, cloud-based CCTV provider Verkada has suffered a mass hack that went as far as gaining root level access to the camera’s OS, theoretically allowing them to be jumping points to attack the rest of any exposed parts of the network. The article also claims that various Verkada […]

Malicious Mozilla Firefox Extension Allows Gmail Takeover

Malicious Mozilla Firefox Extension Allows Gmail Takeover

The malicious extension, FriarFox, snoops in on both Firefox and Gmail-related data. A newly uncovered cyberattack is taking control of victims’ Gmail accounts, by using a customized, malicious Mozilla Firefox browser extension called FriarFox. Researchers say the threat campaign, observed in January and February, targeted Tibetan organizations and was tied to TA413, a known advanced […]

Silver Sparrow Mac virus infects almost 30000

Silver Sparrow Mac virus infects almost 30000

There is a new infection targeting Mac computers named Silver Sparrow. This infection is unique in the fact that it runs on the newest processor types, as well as the more common Intel processors. It also has no actual payload, and does not actually perform any task other than to confirm that it can connect […]

COVID-19 and Remoting In

COVID-19 and Remoting In

We’re all living through a shared experience, where everyone has been forced to navigate challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. And in this new reality, far-reaching changes have been made to ensure public safety, some of which will continue well into the future. For example, amid the lockdowns and reduced economic activity, businesses were forced […]

The Continued Importance of Security

The Continued Importance of Security

By Matthew Ragsdale, Frankenstein Computers As the months go by and as we continue to work with COVID, more and more of us are finding that we’re using our personal computers to access work assets, or we are relying on technology that we’re not completely comfortable with. Many are not aware of the vast security […]

Security Threats on the Rise

Security Threats on the Rise

The internet is becoming more and more dangerous everyday and it’s due to the rising numbers of hackers and scammers whom are taking advantage of unsuspecting companies and individuals across the world. Because of this, it’s becoming imperative that companies become aware of threats, their security vulnerabilities and risks to their customers. But how do […]

Security Awareness And Training

Security Awareness And Training

Cyber security is becoming more important as our lives are becoming more digital. The web is a dangerous place, and it’s growing more and more dangerous as time goes on. The reality is criminals who used to steal from convenience stores and stop people in back allies are now the same ones who are becoming […]

SECURITY AND YOU

SECURITY AND YOU

I am once again writing about network security as its importance cannot be understated. Security of both one’s network and one’s assets is paramount in any business, and without careful review and planning, that data can be easily compromised. Unfortunately, many do not know that they are even vulnerable, and without that knowledge it’s hard […]