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Google Chrome urgent update – 11 security fixes

Google Chrome urgent update – 11 security fixes

    Google Chrome urgent update - 11 security fixes   On Monday September 13, 2021 Google Chrome released update 93.0.4577.82 for windows. This update fixes 11 security issues all classified as High risk. A note on the update did specify that google is...

What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)

What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)

Smishing is a new form of phishing that uses text messaging instead of email. It’s a growing problem worldwide, happening over 30 million times per day! Smishing scammers try to trick you into giving personal information by pretending to be a trusted person or...

CloudFlare Bug Potentially Exposes Private Information

CloudFlare Bug Potentially Exposes Private Information

Nerds Hosting uses CloudFlare to power certain aspects of our hosting infrastructure, and thus we felt it important to share some thoughts on the CloudFlare bug that was exposed last week. Unfortunately, the bug in question is very technical in nature and hard to...

Encryption Backdoor Myth

Encryption Backdoor Myth

Just when the tide was turning in the US towards allowing encryption, Paris happened. There is undeniable heavy emotion around attacks on human life of any kind, and that is the danger when it comes to the shaping of public opinion and policy. It was quite predictable...

Don't let your heart bleed over Heartbleed

Don't let your heart bleed over Heartbleed

It's a good thing when a technology vulnerability gets enough attention that it is patched quickly and methodically. However, it may also raise undue concern due to its complex nature and variety of headlines that leave us consumers confused and unsure what to do. The...

Don’t let your heart bleed over Heartbleed

Don’t let your heart bleed over Heartbleed

It's a good thing when a technology vulnerability gets enough attention that it is patched quickly and methodically. However, it may also raise undue concern due to its complex nature and variety of headlines that leave us consumers confused and unsure what to do. The...

Identity Theft Tactics – be aware and protect yourself

Identity Theft Tactics – be aware and protect yourself

Identity Theft is a horrible experience to go through. Just ask anyone who has been victimized. It can takes many years to arrive at a full recovery. So it makes sense to be vigilant about being a victor instead of a victim, as author Dianne Ojar-Ali alerts us in her...

Do you have one of the 80 million unsecured routers?

Do you have one of the 80 million unsecured routers?

In the midst of all the security alerts you and we receive on a regular basis, this one stands out and you can and should take immediate action. Router manufacturers whose products are affected by the UPnP vulnerabilities include Cisco-owned Linksys, Netgear, Belkin...

Peekaboo I See You – how to privatize your Internet cameras

Peekaboo I See You – how to privatize your Internet cameras

Here is a map of Trendnet Webcams that were/are publicly viewable by anyone in the world with an Internet connection. Hopefully yours isn't among them! While this story became very public and it's about the Trendnet Internet cameras specifically, they are not the only...

Cyber Criminals Making Millions from Computer Ransom Scams

Cyber Criminals Making Millions from Computer Ransom Scams

Symantec released new research highlighting widespread “ransomware” scams in Europe, the U.S., and Canada. The research estimates cybercriminals are *extorting* millions each year from victims. The full research can be read here.

Easily protect yourself from widget jacking

Easily protect yourself from widget jacking

Do you roam with your laptop? Do you use hotspots or guest wireless networks? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you need to read this. I know what you're thinking: Another security issue I have to worry about? Everything I've done to keep my...