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Ensure to complete this checklist before you use or start surfing the Internet on your new computer/laptop. The checklist applies to most scenarios. But you can post a comment if you have a specific need or question. The checklist is provided under the CDSBureau Information Use Policy. You agree to this policy if you read Read more about CHECKLIST to protect a new laptop/computer from future cyber threats[…]
Reporting date: September 20, 2017 Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities that a remote attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. Multiple Cisco products are affected. CDSBureau encourages Cisco product users / administrators to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates: Unified Customer Voice Portal Operations Console Read more about Cisco released security updates – Sept 20, 2017[…]
Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. A remote attacker may exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. CDSBurea encourages Apple product users and administrators to review the following Apple security pages and apply the necessary updates: iOS 11 Safari 11 tvOS 11 watchOS 4 Xcode Read more about Apple Releases Security Updates[…]
This article provides information on enterprise, organization, or business cyber threats. This article will use ‘enterprise’ for any entity that can be a cyber threat victim. Affected enterprises All enterprises that use computers, IoTs, computer services, or cloud computing to store data or perform day-to-day business activities are prone to cyber threats. Cyber threat perpetrators Read more about Enterprise, business, or organization cyber security threats and risks[…]
Equifax reported that there were a massive data breach that could impact 143 million customers in USA, Canada, and UK. Most of the affected customers are in USA only. The breach started in May 2017 and Equifax learned about this on July 29, 2017. Equifax is providing free credit monitoring for an year to all Read more about Massive Equifax 2017 data breach could impact millions in USA, UK, and Canada[…]
MacKeeper Security Research Center reported today that Kromtech Security Center found two cloud based file repositories (AWS S3 buckets with public access) that appear to be connected with the BroadSoft Inc. The two repositories contained thousands and thousands records and reports for a number of BroadSoft Inc. clients with Time Warner Cable (TWC) appearing to Read more about Time Warner Cable user data is leaked over internet[…]
A few IoT recommended practices links are listed below. These may be best practices only in relevant scenarios. IoT Security best practices for different players from Microsoft. This article discusses best practices for IoT infrastructure, developer, solution provider, deployer, and operator. IEEE IoT security best practices – This is a IEEE Internet Technology Policy Community white Read more about Links to Internet of Things (IoT) recommended practices[…]
Security researchers have found a list of login credentials that allows anyone on the Internet to take over home routers and more than 1,700 “Internet of things” devices and can make them part of a destructive botnet. The list of telnet-accessible devices was first posted in June. It is continuously updated and has user names and Read more about IoT credentials have been leaked – is your IoT secured?[…]
When a child interacts with any online retailer, the retailer must comply with COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection rule). If your child’s online privacy is compromised you can file a complaint with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in USA. This applies to USA only but other countries also have similar rules. More info is available at Read more about Businesses must comply with COPPA rule for children’s online privacy protection – USA only[…]
When your child wants to go over to a new friend’s house, you probably ask questions. Who else is going? Will the parents be home? We should be having the same discussion with our kids about their Internet use. Which websites are okay to visit? What kind of information is acceptable—and more importantly, what is not—to Read more about DHS resources for children’s online safety[…]