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Digital Forensics & Cyber Security Blog

Digital Forensics & Cyber Security Blog

The Uber data breach cover-up: A timeline of events

When former Uber CSO Joe Sullivan was charged earlier this month for his alleged role in the Uber data breach cover-up, it was the latest in a series of events for the ride-sharing company that date back to 2014. Sullivan, who is currently CSO of Cloudflare, was charged with one [...]

Five Windows 10 tips to help safeguard your privacy

Here are some simple tips and resources to help you protect your privacy while you're on, or off your PC. Unlock your computer using your face, fingerprint or secure PIN. Control which apps get to use your camera and microphone. Create and use strong passwords. Manage privacy options in Windows [...]

Beware of Potential Unemployment Insurance Fraud

The U.S. Secret Service reports that impostors using stolen identities have received hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits in states across the country. These sophisticated criminals, often based overseas, file unemployment claims using Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information belonging to identity theft victims. Because [...]

Where is that Dongle?

Where is your dongle? That was one of the first questions asked by a student when I was teaching my first FTK training course back in 2001. I had no idea what he was asking. Later I learned we had to have a "security" or dongle to help prevent folks [...]

Snake ransomware poses unique danger to industrial systems

While ransomware continues to be a major threat to enterprise IT environments around the world, a new family of ransomware poses a unique danger to companies with industrial control systems. Snake, also known as Ekans ("snake" spelled backward), follows the classic ransomware formula of encrypting most files on the target [...]

Microsoft fixes Windows Codecs flaws

Microsoft released two out-of-band security patches to address remote code execution vulnerabilities affecting Windows 10 Codecs Library, weeks ahead of the next Patch Tuesday when the company typically releases updates. The first codecs vulnerability, disclosed as CVE-2020-1425, was rated critical. If an attacker successfully exploited the flaw, they "could obtain [...]

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