Posts Tagged ‘Vulnerability’
#WeekendWisdom 096 Zero Days
#WeekendWisdom 095 Why Updates are Important
Welcome to #WeekendWisdom number 95. This week we’re going to talk about why updates are important.Read More
#WeekendWisdom 094 How to remove Internet Explorer
Welcome to #WeekendWisdom number 94. This week we’re going to talk about how to remove Internet Explorer.Read More
Vulnerable Cisco Firewalls
It emerged last week that a security researcher had made a very significant discovery, which showed that popular firewalls made by Cisco had a vulnerability that was scored a perfect 10 out of 10 on the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) scale.Read More
Meltdown and Spectre
You probably can’t have missed the reports about the cyber-Armageddon that are circulating today. Two very significant vulnerabilities have been found in the processor chips that are used by nearly every single computer, tablet, phone and smart toaster.Read More
Pacemaker updates – they’re a thing now!?!?
On August 23rd the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US approved the deployment of a software update for pacemakers made by St. Jude Medical. This was to fix vulnerabilities discovered in 2016, which were patched by St. Jude Medical in January 2017. Actually, vulnerabilities in pacemakers have been around for quite a while,…Read More
Permission to spy on you?
Most people have smart phones these days and of course smart phones really come into their own through the use of Apps. There seems to be an app for every conceivable thing and lots of them are free. The phone makers make a good effort to protect us from bad apps by making sure that…Read More
Sick subtitles can infect your media player
Do you use a media player like VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time or Strem.io? Perhaps you are using one of those “dodgy” Android boxes? If so you will want to update them to their latest version ASAP because it is possible that they might pick up subtitles that can compromise the machine that you are playing…Read More
Do you WannaCry? I didn’t think so.
I delayed this week’s blog, just to let some of the dust settle on the whole WannaCry (also known as WCry or WannaCrypt) furore and see if we can learn anything from it that will help protect my readers going forward. I’ll start with some easy background on Ransomware and them explain what was special…Read More
Hackers released NSA hacking tools … World continues to turn ?.
You probably missed it – but don’t worry, I’m here to give you the simple low-down ?. The Cyber Security world was in meltdown for some of last weekend about the fact that a hacking group known as Shadow Brokers had released a load of NSA hacking tools to the internet and this meant everyone was…Read More
Company that makes smart Teddy Bear’s leaked data.
It has just been reported that up to 800,000 people who owned a Smart Teddy bear made by Spiral Toys, under the CloudPets banner have had their account data stolen by hackers. Now this blog is about this particular toy, but this could easily apply to other types of “smart toy” so do read on.…Read More
Do you own a Netgear router? If so, you may have a serious vulnerability.
If you have one of the following Netgear router models, you could be exposed to a serious vulnerability: R6250 R6400 R6700 R7000 R7100LG R7300 R7900 R8000Read More
If you have Adobe Flash Player installed, read this now.
I really HATE Adobe Flash player. ? It is the internet equivalent of Typhoid Mary. If you don’t need it, uninstall it. If you do need it, use Chrome as your browser. Why the rant? Adobe has released a Critical update to Flash Player because of a vulnerability with it that has already been exploited in targeted…Read More
A Nightmare on Quadrooter Street.
When I was a teenager, watching slasher flicks like A Nightmare on Elm Street (the original 1984 version) and Halloween, in order to look like a “tough guy” I developed a sort of movie watching buffer whereby when any startling occurrence happened (e.g. the scary guy leaps out of the shadows), I would simply sit…Read More