On May 3rd Dansan-made GPON Home Routers were found to contain two flaws that expose them to outside breaches according to Netlab, a Chinese network security division. The attack affected 240,000 owners of the 9 year-old Dasan routers. Keep reading to find out how to beef up your router’s security. Read more
Earlier this week the United States and Britain accused Russia of launching a cyber attack on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment.
This joint warning is a first-of-its-kind, and both sides are urging people to better protect their own networks. Read more
This week has been full of data breaches, so the FixMeStick team compiled a summary to help keep you safe! Read more
The first step to data security is being aware that our personal computers, phones, and tablets are vulnerable to hacking and fraud. You’ve taken all the “right” steps in protecting your personal device, but are you immune from a data breach? With so many recent attacks, it leaves us wondering how to stay safe. Read more
Only last week Facebook came forward with claims of compromised user data, and today Under Armour is revealing the same. Under Armour purchased the popular fitness app MyFitnessPal in 2015. Now, in February, over 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were breached, causing it to be one of the largest data breaches in history. Under Armour is urging users to change their passwords, Dashlane can help you do this. Read more
March 2018 has proven an active month for ransomware around the country. A blatant attack on the government, SamSam ransomware has hit two major American cities. First Colorado, rendering Colorado’s Department of Transport computers useless, then no more than a week ago Atlanta was struck, and only yesterday WannaCry attacks on Boeing have been reported. Due to these attacks many government tasks are being handled by the old-school method of handwriting! Despite the concentration of attacks this month, city-wide computer hacking is not a new concept. In 2017, Dallas experienced a municipal security threat by having their weather sirens hacked. This persistent blaring for 1.5hrs was only the beginning of larger threats to follow. With ransomware continuing to spread, keep reading for everything you need to know to protect yourself. Read more
Our customers now benefit from McAfee® Security Technology in the FixMeStick device’s parallel multi-scanner and additional cloud-based detection technology to remove the latest threats. Read more
Bad Rabbit, a possible variant of the “Petya” ransomware, started hitting computers Tuesday, October 24th. The initial cyber attacks hit Russia, Ukraine, Germany and Turkey and have since spread to North America.
It spreads via a fake Flash update.
If you’re infected you’ll see a ransom note stating your files have been encrypted and asking you to pay a ransom. Keep reading to find out how to protect yourself! Read more