Wi-Fi is everywhere—we can barely function at work, home or on the go without it. We live in a connected world and we ♥ wireless. Devices often connect wirelessly through WPA2, it’s just about everywhere. Bad news, we just found out WPA2 has a great big hole in it.
Not everyone knows, but October is officially National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is observed every October and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It was created in 2004 as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone has the information they need to stay safer and protect their personal information online.
It’s that time of year again, school’s back in session. For many, that means putting down the fishing rod and picking up the books. However, not for cybercriminals whose phishing season never ends.
In a recent example, Macleans reported MacEwan University got “duped out of $11.8 million” in an apparent spear phishing incident. It’s more proof that hackers don’t discriminate, like jumping in at an opportune time for a busy school system readying for the new academic year.
First, it was HBO and now it's Time Warner Cable. These are just a couple of household names we’ve seen in the news lately experiencing issues with data leaks and breaches. We’re talking about industry titans with droves of I.T. personnel and high-grade security measures in place. How in the world are these kinds of companies exposing data?