16 Percent increase in identity fraud in 2016

  The Javelin Strategy and Research organization released a 2017 Identity Fraud Study and the numbers have shown an increase in people falling victim to identity fraud. Two million more people have experienced this crime, than 2015. To add perspective to these figures, 6.15 percent of consumers in general had fallen victim to these crimes. …

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D.C. hacks straight out of a novelists political thriller

    The incident reads as plot device for a Tom Clancy novel, hackers take down security cameras before a huge political event, giving terrorists time to do something to sabotage a political event.  This is precisely what happened a week before President Donald J. Trumps inauguration.  70% of D.C.s closed circuit camera system was…

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The Samsung galaxy S8 may be coming March 29th

                The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 edge are rumored to be releasing March 29th of this year.  These phones have the responsibility to prove Samsung corrected the issues with their last flagship launch, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which was plagued with pesky spontaneous combustion issues which lead to a worldwide recall of…

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Own a HP laptop between 2013 to 2016? You may have a fire hazard.

            Unfortunately the trend of batteries becoming fire hazards have expanded to the consumer laptop field.  Hewlett-Packard laptops from the HP, Compaq, ProBook, Envy, Presario and Pavilion lines are at risk of overheating and catching fire.  There have been 8 documented cases of overheating and 1 fire which lead to property damage due to these…

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U.S. Data breaches are on the rise in 2016

A report released Thursday by the companies CyberScout and Identity Theft Resource Center noted that data leaks by U.S. organizations are on the rise.  1,093 breaches of security and privacy have exposed records across sectors such as the financial, business, education, government, military and healthcare.  These included both the public and private sector side of…

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Gmail Phishing Technique being Exploited

    There is a new highly effective phishing attack hackers are using to compromise your email. This one is much harder to recognize than any other attack. If you have already been infiltrated, you probably don’t even know. The way this new phishing technique works is using your Gmail account. The attacker will send…

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Colorado CyberKnife – RAID failure and successful recovery

The Client Colorado CyberKnife has adopted the “best-in-class” technologies (CyberKnife and Tomotherapy) to treat candidates for Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery as well or better than other treatment modalities (surgery, proton therapy, chemotherapy, brachytherapy, davinci, gammaknife,…) at a fraction of the cost. Challenge Colorado CyberKnife experienced an IT crisis early one Friday Morning when their server stopped…

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