Do QR Codes Put Your Mobile Device at Risk?

Philip BaderVulnerabilities

Quick Response codes, or simply QR codes, have been around since 1994. These printed square barcodes contain data that computers can scan and read. They were created by a Japanese subsidiary of Toyota to keep track of automobile parts during the assembly process. After the COVID-19 global pandemic hit in early 2020, QR codes have been nearly ubiquitous in bars … Read More

SecureData Makes Password Protection Easier

Philip BaderCybersecurity

Good digital hygiene requires us to change passwords regularly and avoid using the same one (or a variation of the same) for multiple accounts. In a perfect world, we would all adhere to this rule and use strong, unique passwords for every account. Sadly, this is the real world. Most of us have dozens of passwords for our social media … Read More

Planned Parenthood Leak Exposes Patient Data

Philip BaderCybersecurity

A ransomware attack on Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) last month led to the exposure of sensitive personal and health information for as many as 400,000 of the reproductive health provider’s patients. A company spokesperson said cybercriminals used the same ransomware that successfully forced the temporary closure of the Colonial Pipeline earlier this year. PPLA discovered in mid-November that someone … Read More

Airport Vendor Faces Lawsuit over Data Breach

Robert LilesCybersecurity

On any given day, airport terminals are filled with tourists ambling through corridors alongside busy business travelers; some people find themselves with ample time to kill, whereas others are in a full sprint to make tight connections. Even though the COVID pandemic heavily reduced air travel, millions of passengers still transited through US airports in the last year. Airports may … Read More

Malware Attack Follows Hurricane Ida Landfall

Robert LilesCybersecurity

A hurricane is a formidable force of nature. These storms can be massive, affecting multiple countries, and inflicting tens of billions of dollars in damage. Residents of Florida and the Gulf Coast know all too well how treacherous these storms can be—this ranges from the stress of either weathering or evacuating from the storm to the catastrophic loss in property … Read More