Monthly Archives - November 2020

New Phishing Attack Targets Amex And Netflix Users

If you do business with either American Express (AMEX) or Netflix, be on the alert.  Windows Defender Security Intel has recently reported the detection of two major new phishing-style campaigns aimed at the customers of both businesses. Recipients have been receiving emails that appear identical to official Netflix and American Express communications. In both cases, the ultimate goal is to convince customers to hand over their credit or debit card information. Microsoft has sent a couple of different tweets out about...

Issue With Internet Explorer Could Affect Most PC Users

Are you still surfing the web with Internet Explorer?  If so, you're not alone.  Four years after Microsoft announced Edge as its successor, the company's old browser still has a few stubborn holdouts who continue to use it for various reasons. Unfortunately, security experts keep finding critical security flaws in the code that make it something of a ticking time bomb. The most recent of these was unearthed by an independent researcher named John Page. He published a proof of concept...

Android Wifi Hotspot App Leaks Network Passwords And Information

Do you use an Android App called 'WiFi Finder'?  If so, be advised that your network password has likely been exposed, based on research conducted by Sanyam Jain, of the GDI Foundation. Jain discovered an unprotected database online associated with the app that contained more than two million network passwords. He reported his findings to Zack Whittaker of TechCrunch, and the two of them spent more than two weeks trying to contact the Chinese-based developer to no avail. When that effort...