Why you should care about HTTPS

Why you should care about HTTPS

One basic internet security habit that everyone should remember is to avoid websites that aren’t secured with the HTTPS protocol. This is as simple as looking at your URL bar to check whether the URL string starts with “https” and whether there is a symbol of a closed padlock beside it. HTTPS Encryption When you […]

Why should I use private browsing?

Why should I use private browsing?

You may think that you’re not online enough to risk your safety, or that you never visit unsafe sites. However, the world wide web is a vast network where the exchange of information is often difficult to track. Here are some good reasons to “go incognito”. With the headlines about data breaches and cyberattacks greeting […]

The dangers of autocomplete passwords

The dangers of autocomplete passwords

Hackers have found a new way to track you online. Aside from using advertisements and suggestions, they can now use autocomplete passwords to track you down. Feeling unsecure? Here are some ways to keep you out of harm’s way. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous As of December 2018, there are 4.1 billion internet users […]

Beware of the Meltdown and Spectre patches

Beware of the Meltdown and Spectre patches

Installing security patches is usually such a humdrum task that even the most inexperienced users handle it. Unfortunately, that has not been the case with the Spectre and Meltdown fixes. This time around, we recommend you skip installing the update and let an IT professional handle it for you. Unsecured data storage Spectre and Meltdown […]

The risks of auto-complete passwords

The risks of auto-complete passwords

If you’re disturbed by advertisements and “helpful” suggestions that are based on your internet browsing habits, recent research has found yet another source of online tracking. It’s a sneaky tactic that also comes with serious security concerns. Let’s take a look at what you can do to stop it from targeting you. Why auto-fill passwords […]

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 55 – SSL/TLS Weakness

If you’re anything like the average IT professional, you’re probably too busy putting out proverbial IT helpdesk fires, and installing new business IT solutions to spend much time each week staying on top of the latest security news and threats. That’s where we come in! For a quick recap of the biggest information and network security news from the week, check out the YouTube video below.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 54 – Nuke Hackers

Want a quick way to catch up on weekly information and network security (InfoSec) highlights? Well you’ve found the right place. In this episode of our InfoSec summary video, I talk about Evernote’s 50 million user data leak, web browsers falling to the Pwn2Own contest, and a U.S. government

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 49 – Expelled Hacker

Red October, Cisco WLAN Updates, and Expelled Hacker Welcome to another “on the road” edition of WatchGuard Security Week in Review, the video podcast dedicated to summarizing the biggest InfoSec stories each week. This week’s episodes covers a Cisco wireless controller security update, Kaspersky’s investigation into the Red October cyber-espionage campaign, and the controversy surrounding an expelled “white hat” hacker. For more details on those stories and others, watch the short video below.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 48 – 0day Updates

This week’s security video summary comes a tad late due to my travel schedule this week. It covers updates on the two latest zero day exploits, Oracle’s critical patch update, and stories about a mobile phone botnet and US power plant breach. Click play below to watch the short episode, or check out the References for more details.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 46 – Piles of Patches

Ready for a weekly dose of InfoSec? This episode has a strong “patch” theme, with many vendors releasing some big security updates this week. Besides the patches, I also cover a few new 0day exploits, including a serious Java one getting leveraged quite a bit in the wild, and a couple crazy sounding security-related news items. If you want all the details, click play below, or check out the Reference section.