U.S. Government Still Using Windows XP

An online article in The Washington Post last week revealed that thousands of PCs in U.S. Government agencies will still be running Windows XP despite a six (6) year heads up from Microsoft that they will end support in on April 8, 2014. The article, “Government computers running Windows XP will be vulnerable to hackers […]

Facial Recognition Software is not Science Fiction Anymore!

In the last few posts, I have been exploring various aspects of cyber-crime and how criminals can use technology against us. Last Sunday (5/19/13) I was watching one of my favorite news magazine shows. This particular episode contained a segment on Facial Recognition software and how far this technology has come in just a few […]

Medical Devices Vulnerable To Cyber-Criminals

While perusing the internet recently, I came across an article on the site Future Crimes created by futurist and cyber-crime expert, Marc Goodman. The article was called “Hacking the Human Heart: Medical Devices Found Subject to Technical Attack”, which spoke about the fact that the latest generation of medical devices have been manufactured so they […]

Has Your Website Been Hacked? Would You Know If It Was?

Between 55% to 70% of all cyber-attacks against businesses start with their website. In a great article on Networkworld “The Web Application Landscape Is Getting Worse”, author Jon Oltsik mentioned that a recent ESG study reported that 57% of those IT Professionals surveyed felt that threats to websites by cyber-criminals were on the rise as […]

Business Bank Accounts Under Siege By Cyber-Criminals

Did you know that your U.S. business bank account is not insured by the FDIC? Instead, they are covered by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) which is not as comprehensive as FDIC coverage. Furthermore, individual banks may be able to wiggle out of what little coverage the UCC offers by simply changing their commercial banking […]