Posts Tagged ‘data security’

Oh, don’t get us wrong..  We love being able to update systems at the click of a mouse!  But, having systems updates just “happen” is rarely a good idea.  And Microsoft has shown us all why in a big way. This past “Patch Tuesday” update from Microsoft is causing Windows7, Windows8, and Server2013 systems to […]

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It appears that the “Russian Mob” has pulled off something big…  Stealing 1.2 Billion (yes, with a B) usernames and passwords from a wide range of sites. Anytime something like this happens, OPENRSM suggests you change everything.  Including usernames, passwords, on all accounts and computers. The New York Times has the story….    

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It’s pretty well known that many websites make an effort to track you online.  Even when your not on their site!  But, just how much tracking is going on? We decided to do a “quick and dirty” look at a few popular websites to see just how many different trackers are deployed.  And, it’s not […]

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June 19, 2014 @ 8:07 pm | Category:Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: , ,

Another day, another sad story about a big company losing customers private information, and not telling anyone about it. In April, AT&T confirms employees of an outside contractor hacked customers’ information including Social Security numbers.  The contractors employees attempted to unlock phones to put them on another network.  Did they sell the names/SSNs?  Nobody (including […]

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It seems to be Apple’s turn in the data wars between “fast buck” artists and real companies. Apple iPhones/Pads are locking up all over Australia and the UK and being held for ransom by a scammer that has managed to gain control of the devices.  Apple has yet to comment but incidents in the US […]

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And this is another reason why you need an experienced IT Company to help you manage your implementation and use of “The Cloud”   » Dropbox Lied to Users About Data Security, Complaint to FTC Alleges www.wired.com Dropbox, the wildly popular online storage system, deceived users about the security and encryption of its services, putting […]

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