Patch Tuesday occurs every second Tuesday of the month in North America. Sometimes called “Update Tuesday,” Patch Tuesday is an unofficial term for the day when Microsoft releases update packages for the Windows operating system and other Microsoft software applications, including Microsoft Office. As Microsoft patches security vulnerabilities, it doesn’t release those patches immediately. Instead, […]
Monthly Archives: November 2019
Is My Password or Email On The Dark Web?
Through no fault of your own, your account information, such as email and password(s) could have been exposed during a data breach.
Google Chrome extension – Is my Password Exposed?
2018 has been called the year of the data breach tsunami. As I mentioned in previous bulletins, data breaches are escalating at an alarming rate. Although the number of breaches decreased from 1597 to 1232 in 2018, the amount of data exposed this past year was massive, in the BILLIONS. Google’s new Chrome extension […]
Why Cybercriminals are after your Smartphone (edited – originally posted by Kayla Mathews)
1 – Researchers have found many cheaper phones already infected with malware before you even get them. This provides a bridge for hackers later on. 2 – To ease drop on your calls. People use their phones to speak to loved ones, discuss business plans, talk about their travels—all manner of personal, intimate content. […]
10 Useful Tips – Protecting yourself and avoiding Hackers
The following discussion points are more or less things and ways to avoid being taken advantage of while surfing the net. Most of it is simply common-sense ideas and suggestions of which you should be aware or may find worthy enough to remember when you run across something on the internet. These tips are […]