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Current advice, tips, and news on web security. CourseVector writes about several web security topics like Tech Support, Email or Domain Issues, Phishing, Data Breaches, and Backups.

Security News

03/31/18 Walmart jewelry partner exposed 1.3 million customer details 03/30/18 What Data Does Facebook Collect on Users – You Will Be Shocked 03/30/18 Drupal Issues Critical Patch 03/30/18 Under Armour says data breach affected about 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts

New Email Security Requirements

What local governments should know Just this week, the city of Atlanta experienced a ransomware attack, disrupting some of the city’s customer facing applications. This is a reminder that local government and small businesses should all take cybersecurity seriously. The U.S. government has taken steps toward safer federal websites and email protocol, protocol that would also ...

Security Regulations Summary

Following are links to security information that may affect website design and/or may require website modifications. The GDPR is one of the strictest security policy and is being followed on this page because if you do business with anyone in the EU ans surrounding areas, these rules apply to you. Further, the U.S. ...

Do You Know Where Your Passwords Are? Feb 2018

Cybersecurity Poster Do You Know Where Your Passwords Are Feb 2018 Downloadable PDF CourseVector grants permission to use this artwork for any non-commercial purpose as long as the CourseVector contact information remains, as is, on any reproduction or use.

Recent Security Issues

01/26/18 Allscript still recovering from SamSam ransomware attack This is what happens when we rely entirely on cloud vendors for mission critical applications. 01/17/18 Malicious Chrome extensions infected 500K workstations 01/03/18 Forever 21 confirms credit card breach involving malware 01/03/18 Homeland Security Breach Exposes Staff, Agents and Witnesses 01/02/18

Intel Hardware Flaw Latest News About Spectre and Meltdown

The Issue There is a hardware flaw in Intel processors leading to serious security issues. Intel CPUs could let attackers exploit security weaknesses and access security keys, passwords, and files cached from a disk. As this is a hardware issue, it is very difficult to correct. The flaw affects all operating systems and ...

Cyber Safe Work Security Awareness Poster January 2018

Cybersecurity Poster Cyber Safe Work Security Awareness Jan 2018 Downloadable PDF CourseVector grants permission to use this artwork for any non-commercial purpose as long as the CourseVector contact information remains, as is, on any reproduction or use.

Equifax Breach – Practical Information About the Breach

There has been a lot written about the Equifax Breach and it is not our intentions to duplicate all of the news. However, if you are interested in some practical information and advice based on our review of the breach, the following links should help you to avoid potential issues that may affect you ...

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