Cyber Security

Adobe’s Critical July 2020 Patches Released

Today, the software behemoth Adobe, released it’s July 2020 patches, and four of them are doozies.  They update vulnerabilities across five product areas: ColdFusion: No critical vulnerabilities found but there are numerous “important” patches Creative Cloud Desktop: Patches for four vulnerabilities, one of which could allow arbitrary file system rewrites. Download Manager: Patches a critical vulnerability  that could …

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Secret Service Creates New Cyber Security Task Force for Digital Financial Crimes

One of the biggest problems we as cyber security specialists face is the fact that the cybercriminals often grow increasingly sophisticated, leaving breached victims in their wake as we attempt to anticipate their next move.  (Which isn’t always possible!)  Additionally, as time progresses, cybercrimes and traditional crimes are becoming one in the same; it’s pretty …

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Will There be a TikTok Ban?

President Trump earlier this week threatened to ban TikTok, a short-video app developed in China that was used by K-pop (Korean pop music) fans last month to falsely inflate numbers at Trump’s Oklahoma rally.  But it’s not because of how the app was used last month, according to the President. It’s to punish China for …

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San Francisco

UCSF Taken for $1M by Hacker Group

Remember when I told you that hackers have no shame? The University of California San Francisco (UCSF), a leader in Covid-19 research, has stated that they paid over a million dollars to the hacker gang known as “The Netwalker” at the beginning of this month. The University was far from forthcoming about it, though, and …

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