Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Data Breach

Again, it seems like every day there is a new data breach to talk about.  Just yesterday a report was released that 10 million records of health insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.  While many are saying that this breach is just a fraction of another one earlier...

Largest Flash Exploit in Recent History

It seems like everyday I review the importance for strong security policies for companies and the need to maintain updates.  In one of the largest malware attacks in history, hackers bought ads on Yahoo sites that automatically would install the malicious code onto...

Indiana University Personal Data Leaked

It seems like every day there is a new data breach or a new threat to our personal information.  Recently it was reported by Bloomington Hearald-Times that the personal information of Indiana University employees that use school health plans were leaked due to a data...

OPM Breach 4 Times Larger Than Reported

At least 18 million prospective and former federal employees had their personal data lost in a breach that hit the Office of Personnel Management.  The data breach was more than four times the original 4.2 million that the agency publicly acknowledged.  The 18 million...

100,000 Tax Payers Information Stolen by Hackers

Every Thursday on 103.7 New's Talk FM, I talk with the host Patrick about how businesses and individuals can protect themselves.  A lot of people don't think that their personal information can be stolen, but the reality is that it is a true existing threat that a lot...

Free Tips to Keep Dropbox Secure

Dropbox is my favorite among the cloud storage providers.  I use this for business and personal storage.  To continue the trend of topics this weekend, I wanted to discuss how to further secure your Dropbox account and protect your data. Got an old computer linked to...

Cyber Crime on the Rise

Unless you have been living in a cave recently, you hear at least one story a day about cyber crime, hacking, or identity theft.  There is a two fold answer to why this is happening.  Firstly, attackers are not necessarily getting more skilled at penetrating systems,...

Reader Question: What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a form of malware that prevents you from gaining access to your files until you pay the creators of the ransomware a 'ransom'.  One of the most notorious ransomware systems is Cryptolocker.  In 2013, they acquired an estimated $3 million from victims...

Chambersburg Business Hit by ISIS

Over the last several weeks on News Talk 103.7 we have discussed website security and ISIS affiliate Cyber Caliphate attacking and defacing websites. Recently one of these attacks made the local FoxNews. These local sites that are getting hit are at random and often...

Installing Oracle’s Virtual Box

In this tutorial we will cover installing Virtual Box, which will be used in later tutorials.  The first thing you should do is go to the downloads location and download the version that fits your machine.  We will be using this in upcoming cyber security tutorials....

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