Category Archives: Technology/Networking/IT

Improving security of your online accounts

Did you know that there’s a quick, easy, FREE way to add additional security to your accounts on many popular websites such as Google (and all of their services like Youtube, Drive, Gmail, etc), Amazon, PayPal, Facebook, and more?  Well there is, and it’s called two-factor authentication, with time-based One-Time Passwords (TOTP). It’s quick, easy, and FREE to setup, and today I’m going to walk you through it.

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Cisco Talos reveals New Threat Targeting Home Devices

Cisco has announced some initial findings on a new vulnerability that targets SOHO (Small Office, Home Office)  routers from Netgear, Linksys, etc – and they’re recommending that EVERY device is reset to defaults and upgraded!

Due to the potential for destructive action by the threat actor, we recommend out of an abundance of caution that these actions be taken for all SOHO or NAS devices, whether or not they are known to be affected by this threat.

The vulnerability could give remote actors (bad guys) access to steal web traffic (including userids, passwords, credit card info, etc) as well as remotely “self-destruct” the devices.

More info:

https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/05/VPNFilter.html