Last week, cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs reported that as of late, we have seen an unusually high number of cybercriminal cases result in serious sentences. He’s right. The creator behind Blackshades, a remote spying tool, was sentenced, along with several high-scale hacker thieves. It was a good reminder that efforts against cybercrime, while they may […]

It’s happening already. “I’m bored,” she says while standing in front of my desk as I work feverishly to meet a deadline. “I know,” I say without looking up. “Another hour and we can go to the mall or swimming.” One teen. One hour. One phone. One busy mom. ~~~~~~~ It’s a common summer scenario […]

Recently I got a puppy for my child. We decided to name the puppy 4wgu23x5#9. My wife, 8yysH3m, thought we should name the dog 0x2%#b5. But I’m sure she’ll get over it. Meanwhile, I’m helping my older child with setting up a few social media accounts, and I suggested the two passwords: Rover and Spot. […]

It should come as no surprise that your data is the most valuable commodity you have on the information superhighway. Your data is so valuable, in fact, that cybercriminals go to great lengths to steal it. But that doesn’t mean your data is always hard to get. Sometimes, when a company falls on hard times, […]

Got a great business idea? Want to expand with less risk? Build a good product, develop some training, put them together into a repeatable formula, and collect the royalties from your franchisees. This model, used successfully for everything from fast food to hair salons to tax preparation, is now available for criminal ransomware. Cybercriminals have […]