What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)
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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…

CloudFlare Bug Potentially Exposes Private Information
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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. Unf…

Encryption Backdoor Myth
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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…

Don’t let your heart bleed over Heartbleed
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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 an…

Identity Theft Tactics – be aware and protect yourself
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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 bei…

Do you have one of the 80 million unsecured routers?
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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 affecte…

Peekaboo I See You – how to privatize your Internet cameras
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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 publi…

The Canadian Government Loses Hard Drive Containing Info of Half a Million Student Loan Borrowers
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The RCMP have been asked to investigate how a federal agency managed to lose an external hard drive in November that contained personal information of more than half a million people with stud…

Cyber Criminals Making Millions from Computer Ransom Scams
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Symantec released new research highlighting widespread “ransomware” scams in Europe, the U.S., and Canada. The research estimates cybercriminals are *extorting* millions each year …