All tagged Security Online

Weaponized Ransomware Cripples the Globe, Again

Just of the heels from a global pandemic from Wannacry in May, the world is experiencing another ransomware attack. This attack started early Tuesday and spread to computer systems around the world. The attack seemed to focus on Europe, Ukraine in particular, and then spread to systems across the world, causing the world’s second large scale ransomware attack in as many months.

Gmail Will No Longer Read Your Emails for Tailored Ads

Have you ever looked up a product you are looking to buy, and just moments later that same product is conveniently located in an ad before a YouTube video or in your Gmail inbox? I guarantee that anyone who uses Gmail, which is going to be a large percentage of the population, has experienced this at one point or another. This is because Google reads your emails to create personalized ads tailored to your needs, but this will soon be changing, in a way.

An Ever Growing Digital Security Crisis

Over the last few weeks the digital world has seen a rapid increase in security threats across all platforms. Attacks have ranged from coordinated global attacks, malicious collection of payment information at payment terminals in stores across the country, and an ever expanding black market of personal information from data dumps. It seems as if innovation is trumping user security, but if security continues to take a back seat there will not be many users comfortable using the products on the market today.

Ransomware Holds World Hostage

Last Friday, the world was taken hostage by a ransomware that crippled systems from the U.S, to Britain, to Russia, to China, and anything in between. WannaCrypt, the ransomware, took hold of vulnerable machines through a security flaw, locked all of the data on that system, and requested users to send $300-$600 to a digital account to regain access to their data.