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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 20:45 - 0 comment(s)
HAMILTON, ONTARIO 10/31/2017 – InfoTransec, the Hamilton based Information Security and Computer Forensics Firm is proud to announces the launch of their Tradecraft and OSINT Intelligence Services.   “At InfoTransec, their specialists have 40+ years of combined experience in the field of information security, and based on trends we have identified with our clients, Tradecraft and OSINT Intelligence Services was the next logical step.”, says Ali Shahidi, CTO of InfoTransec.   “... + continue reading
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 19:55 - 0 comment(s)
Starting in early April of 2017 the security community began to notice a series of data breaches associated with large and well-known organizations.  These organizations all had one thing in common, and that was the use of poorly secured Amazon Web Service (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets that were used to secure their data.  These incidents occurred over a short period of time and surprisingly enough the organizations listed below were not the only ones that were left... + continue reading
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 20:24 - 0 comment(s)
What Happened? Equifax, an organization that handles consumer information and credit services such as credit information and ratings, announced on September 7th, 2017 that they were the victim of a cyber-attack. This cyber-attack was successful due to an unpatched vulnerability (CVE-2017-5638) found in an Apache Struts instance running on Equifax’s webservers. The impact of such a security breach to an organization that handles extremely sensitive data, including names, addresses, social... + continue reading
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 23:01 - 0 comment(s)
This was presented at the March 16th, 2016 WordPress Meetup in Hamilton and describes WordPress Security and best practices that should be taken to protect any WordPress website against hackers whom target WordPress websites and impact your Google reputation and online presence. http://www.slideshare.net/RobertVidal/wordpress-security-and-best-practices
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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 20:20 - 0 comment(s)
Imagine this, you are out for the afternoon and notice that your cell phone is almost out of battery.  You look around and find a public charging kiosk, where you are able to plug in via USB for a quick top up.  Unfortunately this time you fall victim to a “Juice Jacking” attack, which easily compromises your phone.  “Juice Jacking” as it is known is made possible as both data and power transmit on the same cable, and by injecting an arbitrary app into an iOS device (up to and... + continue reading