Private Email Server Made Hillary Clinton Vulnerable To Hackers, But The State Dept Isn't Much Safer
By using private email, Hillary Clinton put her data at risk every time she clicked on a link or downloaded an attachment as secretary of state. But the American public, and even Clinton herself, will probably never know if hackers were able to monitor her communication from 2009 to 2013, the four years she served as the most powerful U.S. diplomat.
D-Link has begun to push out firmware updates for some of its home routers, to address three separate vulnerabilities that could allow remote code injection via access to the local area network, perform DNS hijacking, or exploit chipset utilities in the router firmware that expose configuration information.
The company said in an advisory that it will release several updates between now and March 10. The most critical flaw is a “ping” issue, which opens the door for all kinds of nefarious activity, according to the researchers that first discovered it.
Data storage and security provider Imation, which continues to evolve far beyond its legacy tape storage business, on March 3 unveiled a home-developed Secure Data Movement Architecture to give enterprises a holistic approach to managing high-value data files throughout their lifecycles.
In other words, this SDMA software -- developed by Imation's Nexsan storage software arm -- enables individual users to manage their own business-related files while at the same time supporting an organization's control and management policies.
A security system undergoing testing by a San-Francisco-based company aims to speed up the detection of websites and domains used for cybercrime.
The technology is being developed by OpenDNS, which specializes in performing DNS (Domain Name System) lookups. The DNS translates domain names such as idg.com into an IP address that can be called into a browser
OpenDNS offers a secure DNS service for ISPs and organizations that blocks requests from Web browsers to sites that may be associated with cybercrime or spoof a company like PayPal.
Criminals are a tricky bunch. One of their favorite scams targets those who own a computer, but lack any real technical knowledge other than how to browse the Web.
The scam starts with a call that warns of problems, and immediately offers to connect you with a Microsoft support staffer. Their goal is to remotely control your system and install malware and rogue anti-Virus software.