Josh Ryan Information TechnologyInformation Technology Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Sort of glad I went with a 1950x build at the moment.
Weird emails that claim to be from Adobe asking you to update flash or some other thing, are most likely a link to ransomware. If you need to update an adobe product you can do it from within the app or via the Adobe website.
there really isn't safe wifi at the moment.
Patches are coming. Use at your own risk in the meantime.
I'm sure most everyone has heard by now that Equifax, one of the three credit reporting agencies that creditors use to determine credit worthiness,. had a massive breach resulting in the compromise of 143 million peoples information, SS#'s, D.O.B etc. everything one would need to steal an identity.
To check if you were compromised:...
There is some back and forth still about equifax's offer a free year of trustedid the monitoring service owned by equifaxd and the initial impression that signing up waived your right to sue them, they claim to have addressed this with an opt out, I think the jury is still out so use your best judgment.
There are some things you can do if you were compromised:
1) check your credit report.
2) "freeze" your credit information to make it harder for the bad guys to use the information.
This prevents the release of your information unless you "thaw" your info temporarily or permanently. Current lenders can still access your info, and it has no effect on your credit score.
Equifax — 1-800-349-9960
Experian — 1‑888‑397‑3742
TransUnion — 1-888-909-8872
3) Set up a fraud alert with each of the big three reporting agencies, which makes anyone attempting to open credit in your name take extra steps to verify your identity.
4) Pay attention when you file your taxes, if you get a message that you've already filed, there's a problem.
If you need help with PCI compliance or just want to secure your network, I can help with that. Firewalls, anti-malware, and best practice setup as well as monitoring go a long way towards keeping a business safe.
Google drive recently had an issue where scammers set up a login that was fairly convincing if you didn't look too hard, inside of a google domain, basically uploaded to drive. They then sent the typical phishing email, something like "person you know has sent DOCUMENT to you , etc. The link would take you the page hosted inside of Google and to a fake login which would harvest your credentials. It's always a good idea to verify that the share you get in the email was actually sent by the person it was supposedly sent from. It's never a good idea to click those links without being sure, and if you ever suspect fraud, listen to instincts you could very well be picking up on something that's off. In this case the login was close but missed things like recognizing the person/intended victim as a google user, etc.
Krebs on todays DDoS of DYN.