Spotting Bogus Email

Do you know how to spot a bogus email? Email has become the lifeblood for many companies, allowing us to connect and communicate globally almost instantly. But with email a serious risk is created, both to you and those you communicate with. Those who use the Internet world for evil are constantly targeting unsuspecting people. So to help you be more secure, take a moment to review the following to see if you are “Switched On” in your security posture. To help us clean up your email security posture, apply some SOAP.   Stop-> When checking your email, look closely at the subject and senders. Are they ones you are expecting or know of? Are you getting something that doesn’t[…]

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Ashley, Hillary, and the OPM – We are from the government, here to help

Let me start by saying I’m a full on patriot. Flag waving, Anthem signing, lover of America. So before you able me as someone against the government stopping terrorist do on thing- STOP IT. The info security wold is abuzz with the latest breach- Ashley Madison, and I hope that you, dear reader are not on that list. But even before the latest embarrassing disclosure, government officials were calling for backdoors into crypto software. Trying to include a method to “see” into private conversations, and secure networks. And of course, these backdoors will be secure and outside the reach of evil doers. Right…. If any specific entities should be handling security like it is life or death, it is the[…]

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Don’t Bend Over in the Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got “IOS”

Thought a quick throw back to the great southern philosopher Lewis Grizzard would be nice looking at this latest revelation. It would seem that many IOS developers have made a grave error in not upgrading the AFNetwork code to the current level. Because of this some 1500+ IOS apps will easily divulge information – passwords, secure keys, etc. using very basic MITM attacks or proxies. A team of security researchers found the error in some investigations they were conducting. This one is going to create some flurry of developer activity getting it all squared away and tested properly. But why does any of that really matter? Should I be worried? One of the apps that falls to this is the[…]

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