Evernote Security Flaw Leaves 4.6 Million Users Vulnerable

Evernote web clipper breach

What Happened?

On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, a flaw within Evernote’s Google Chrome extension code was reported, which created a security vulnerability impacting 4.6 million consumers and companies. The organizational software app’s extension defect, discovered by security company Guardio, opened the door to potential harvesting of user data by bad actors, including authentication data, financial information, private social media conversations, emails, and more. Continue reading

Ransomware Attack Will Make You “WannaCry”

What happened? 

On Friday, May 12, 2017, hackers launched the WannaCry (WannaCrypt) ransomware that has infected over 200,000 Windows users. The global cyberattack has already reached 150 countries.

If infected, a device will lock up and display a message demanding $300 via Bitcoin — an online currency — to restore the encrypted files. The ransom would increase over time; if left unpaid the victim’s files would be locked indefinitely.

This ransomware attack has mostly affected business networks via a security flaw in the Windows operating system. Victims using computers with outdated security patches and targeted in phishing campaigns are especially at risk. Continue reading

Researchers Discover Vulnerability in Mac Computers

Mac Vulnerability

What happened?

Macintosh security researcher Pedro Vilaca, discovered a deeply rooted vulnerability that allows hackers to gain access to certain Mac computers. By exploiting this security flaw, cybercriminals can effectively shut down your device or spy on your activities for a prolonged period of time.

Spying on users who are engaging in online banking activities or accessing sensitive data from their computer can put them at risk of identity theft and fraud. Some believe hackers may target major organizations in an effort to obtain confidential business information, similar to the Sony hack.

Symantec, a leader in data security, has since confirmed this Mac vulnerability and rated it as a “critical” threat.

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