Social Security scam is almost like a variation of the IRS scam. It is serious enough that FTC is issuing a PSA to raise awareness. As of this writing almost 17 million was scammed.
I learned about the domain registrar Hover a year ago and have been very satisfied with them. They offer time based 2nd factor authentication among other security features that apparently GoDaddy does not. I had to call Hover once to setup the DNS records, so I call the toll free number and to my surprise … Continue reading Hover
I have been using this little wonder for a few years now and I really love it. This device is perfect for traveling or just away from home. It sits between your device and the dangerous hotel WiFi. It is capital portal friendly, has VPN and TOR support. VPN service are provided by WiFiConsulting Inc. … Continue reading Tiny Hardware Firewall
Scammers are getting better and better. Brian Krebs has a excellent reporting on his site. This is the link: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/apple-phone-phishing-scams-getting-better/#more-46207
There are fake Amazon order confirmation email showing up on people's inboxes. If you click on it you will get a banking trojan. It is affecting Windows OS since the trojan is a exe file. Best practice is never click on the link to check your order. Best way to check is to go to … Continue reading Fake Amazon Confirmation
List of the most popular passwords of 2018. 123456 password 123456789 12345678 12345 111111 1234567 sunshine qwerty iloveyou Password manager is the way to go now a days. I have been using LastPass and love it.
California DMV uses convergepay for credit card processing. I just re-ran a check of that site on SSL Labs to check the certificate and security and the grade was a B (it was previously a C). There is no support for secure renegotiation This server does not support Forward Secrecy with the reference browsers. Server … Continue reading California DMV (updated)
It was just reported by Ars Tecchnica that there is a massive router hack that affected 45,000 routers. The hackers used the EthernalBlue (a NSA tool) to hack the routers. The attack target routers UPnP (universal plug and play). I suggest that everyone should turn off UPnP unless you really need it. I you think … Continue reading Mass Router Hack
Google play store is full of fake apps and its getting a lot of downloads. It seems to me that these games may appeal to kids. Please exercise caution when downloading apps or when your kids play with your phone.
During the last 6 to 8 days my internet WAN connection on my router keeps going in and out and as hard as I try, I could not find any clear cause. Two days ago when I was watching baseball game I noticed the WAN connection that goes from the FIOS router to my Synology … Continue reading Battery Backup Uninterruptible Power Supply