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Top 25 Passwords of 2015

We've been over this. Even if you haven't read enough of this blog to realize how bad passwords lead to so much trouble, it should be common knowledge by now. If you use any passwords on this list, or any that are close to them, do yourself a favor and change them. Like, immediately.

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Tags: Password

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Twitter Down

#TwitterDown and #Twitterpocalypse were trending on Facebook and Instagram this morning. Why were they not trending on Twitter, which pioneered the popular use of hashtags?

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Tags: Twitter

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Ransomware Hits the Cloud

By now you know that ransomware, malware that encrypts a victim's computer files until they pay a ransom in Bitcoins, usually a few hundred dollars, is a particularly nasty piece of programming. Now that it can infect cloud systems, it's even worse.

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Tags: Cloud Computing, Ransomware, Citrix, TeslaDecoder

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Surviving a HIPAA Audit

Failing a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) audit has never been something a company wants to face. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently spoke on how seriously any organization concerned with HIPAA compliance should be.

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Tags: HIPAA

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Antivirus Software Lets PCs Get Hijacked

A recently-discovered vulnerability in Trend Micro's Antivirus allows can allow hackers to gain command line access to computers running Windows operating systems.

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Tags: Trend Micro, Project Zero

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Hackers Offer Support for Victims

As ransomware becomes more sophisticated, hackers are starting to offer tech support for their victims. What is the motive behind offering service to the people they're taking advantage of?

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Tags: Ransomware

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Local News Looks for Facebook Scam VIctims

Have you been the victim of a Facebook link scam? A local news channel would like to interview you.

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Tags: Facebook

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