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Some Justice for Phone Scammers

3 Dec 2020 1 minute read 9 comments Matthew Rosenquist

You know those spam calls that threaten money is owed to the IRS and if you don’t pay over-the-phone you will be arrested?  How about the call that the US Immigration will deport you if you don’t pay.  All annoying scams.  But, highly profitable for...

Top 3 Recommendations to Avoid Online Holiday Fraud and Scams

1 Dec 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Matthew Rosenquist

  The holidays are a time for increased online fraud and scams. All of us need to follow the best security practices to keep our holiday from turning into a digital disaster. Be smart.  Know that the cybercriminals will attempt all manner of fraud. ...

China Seizes $4B in Cryptocurrency from Scammers

30 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Governments can still pursue cybercriminals and fraudsters who use cryptocurrency.  China authorities have seized over 4 billion dollars worth of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and several other cryptocurrencies as part of a crackdown on the PlusToken scheme th...

Managing IoT Data SECURITY RISKS

24 Nov 2020 3 minute read 8 comments Matthew Rosenquist

We are surrounded!  Smart devices are everywhere and being integrated into all facets of our lives, from toothbrushes to automobiles.  Entire cities are becoming ‘smart’, as are factories, governments, global retail, freight logistics, and all natio...

Intel in Denial of the Latest SGX Secure Enclave Vulnerability

19 Nov 2020 1 minute read 8 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Another vulnerability and exploit named VoltPillager has been published for Intel Corporation's SGX security technology.  The attack itself is simply a hardware version of a previously discovered PlunderVolt software vulnerability where voltage to t...

Police Cameras are Providing Facial Recognition Tracking to Criminals in Moscow

17 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Criminals are offering stalking services, through the use of Moscow’s camera system, to identify and track people for $200.  Customers provide a picture and the criminals will return a report of where that person has been, where they frequent, and m...

Inaccurate Predictions about Cybersecurity is Dangerous

12 Nov 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

I may offend some people, so for those who don’t want to hear my rant, skip this video. Recent cybersecurity predictions aren’t just wrong, they are dangerous I am disappointed in the recent comments that Michelle Zatlyn, the co-founder and COO of C...

Deloitte's 'Test your Hacker IQ' Proves Vulnerable to being Hacked

10 Nov 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Matthew Rosenquist

A website tied to an event that quizzed people on their hacking knowledge, launched by major a security consultancy firm, is itself vulnerable to being hacked.  This incident showcases a number of important lessons for every organization that wants...

U.S. Dept of Justice seizes $1 billion in Bitcoin

9 Nov 2020 1 minute read 11 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Bad news for cryptocurrency criminals! Cryptocurrency watchers were stunned when they recently saw a billion dollars of Bitcoin being moved from a very old account that has been inactive for years. The mystery was solved as the U.S. Dept of Justice...

The blockchain to guarantee the outcome of the vote

5 Nov 2020 2 minute read 0 comments odisseo

With the US elections and the endless wait for a certain result, the opportunity to use blockchain voting has returned to the fore. In fact, in these hours the USA awaits with apprehension the outcome of the electoral counting. Joe Biden seems to be...