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How to enable HTTPS on your server
  • 21
    Jun

How to enable HTTPS on your server

If you’re transferring any sensitive data of any kind, you should ensure you’re keeping it secure. One of the most effective ways of protecting data is to enable HTTPS — also known as SSL (secure socket layers) — to encrypt data transferring to and from your server...... read full article

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Students Hack High School to Change Grades, Get Lunch Refunds
  • 31
    May

Students Hack High School to Change Grades, Get Lunch Refunds

Two students from Bloomfield Hills High School are the main suspects of a recent hack discovered at the school this week. The two broke into the school's MISTAR Student Information System portal where they changed grades, attendance records, and attempted to refund lunch purchases.... read full article

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Police Seize Servers of Bulletproof Provider Known For Hosting Malware Ops
  • 21
    May

Police Seize Servers of Bulletproof Provider Known For Hosting Malware Ops

Dutch police have seized ten servers belonging to a bulletproof hosting provider known for harboring child pornography sites and command and control servers for DDoS botnets, cyber-espionage, malvertising, spam, and malware operations. The name of the hosting provider is MaxiDed, a service that has operated since late 2008, but which became increasingly more aggressive with its marketing in the...

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Police Dept Loses 10 Months of Work to Ransomware. Gets Infected a Second Time!
  • 16
    May

Police Dept Loses 10 Months of Work to Ransomware. Gets Infected a Second Time!

Ransomware has infected the servers of the Riverside Fire and Police department for the second time in a month. The first ransomware infection took place on April 23, last month and encrypted ten months worth of work data related to active investigations. Officials said they didn't pay the ransom and were able to recover some of the data from previous...

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Ski Lift in Austria Left Control Panel Open on the Internet
  • 10
    May

Ski Lift in Austria Left Control Panel Open on the Internet

Officials from the city of Innsbruck in Austria have shut down a local ski lift after two security researchers found its control panel open wide on the Internet, and allowing anyone to take control of the ski lift's operational settings..... read full article

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Teen Arrested for Creating Malware That Steals Cryptocurrency Wallet Passwords
  • 3
    May

Teen Arrested for Creating Malware That Steals Cryptocurrency Wallet Passwords

Japanese police have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of creating malware that steals private keys (passwords) that are used to access cryptocurrency wallets. He's also under investigation for using these passwords to steal funds from victims, albeit no charges have been filed. According to an arrest warrant seen by Mainichi Shimbun reporters, the teenager hid the malware he created...

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Change Remote Desktop (RDP) Port in Windows 10
  • 2
    May

Change Remote Desktop (RDP) Port in Windows 10

RDP stands for Remote Desktop Connection. It is a special network protocol which allows a user to establish a connection between two computers and access the Desktop of a remote host. It is used by Remote Desktop Connection. The local computer is often referred to as the "client". In this article, we'll see how to change the port...

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Police release warning about new fake email making the rounds
  • 22
    Mar

Police release warning about new fake email making the rounds

Police are warning the public to be careful opening email today after news of a Australian Taxation Office scam. NSW Police have shared an image to Facebook identifying the email as fake: "This tax refund phishing scam came through our email today. Don't click the link. Delete straight away," they advise.... read full article

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Windows Server 2019 announced, coming in second half of 2018
  • 20
    Mar

Windows Server 2019 announced, coming in second half of 2018

Windows Server 2019 will launch later this year and it's now available in preview, Microsoft announced today. Windows Server 2019 will be the next major release for long-term servicing channel (LTSC), building off of Windows Server 2016 with a specific focus on four key areas: Hybrid, Security, Application Platform, and Hyper-converged infrastructure..... read full article

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Cybercriminals stole $16.8 billion worth of personal data in 2017
  • 20
    Feb

Cybercriminals stole $16.8 billion worth of personal data in 2017

Businesses’ efforts to combat fraud were not very successful in 2017 because it turns out that cybercriminals stole $16.8 billion personal data last year according to the latest researches. A new identity study states that the number of victims increased by 8% in 2017 compared to 2016 and it reached 16.7 million people last year. This is, unfortunately,...

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