Protect Your DNA with 2FA!

If you use one of three popular genetics and genealogy services, you’ll soon have to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) on your account. With 2FA enabled, you’ll need to enter a code sent via text, email or generated by an app on your phone to complete the login process. Hackers target 23andMe 23andMe, Ancestry, and

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October Ransomware Roundup

Two ransomware gangs had bad news in October, as their data leak sites were taken down. However, ransomware operators still caused havoc, with a new gang emerging and unlikely alliances forming between groups. Data leak sites taken down Ransomware gang Trigona was attacked by a group of hacktivists known as the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance (UCA).

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Skiff Quick Alias Review: Easily Protect Your Privacy

Note: I was not paid to write this review, and this post does not contain affiliate links. I am writing this review because I was given the opportunity to test out a new Skiff Mail feature and I am incredibly impressed with the service! Update February 11th: Skiff has been acquired by Notion and will be shutting down its suite

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September Ransomware Roundup

According to data from, 462 organizations were listed on ransomware leak sites in September. This is up approximately 18% from August, which saw 390 organizations named and shamed on the dark web. The true number of successful ransomware attacks in both months is, however, likely much higher. That’s because organizations that are attacked but

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What Are Recovery Scams?

If you think you’ve been scammed, it’s natural to want to ask for help or just vent on social media. Unfortunately, doing so will probably attract dozens of recovery scammers. In this post, I’ll explain how their scam works and how to avoid falling for it. How recovery scams work Recovery scammers target people who

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T-Mobile Glitch Exposes Data, Plus Retailer Breached

In T-Mobile related news this week, a faulty update exposed customer data, and T-Mobile authorized retailer Connectivity Source suffered a data breach. Faulty update mix-up  The faulty T-Mobile update resulted in customers seeing other users’ sensitive data when logged in to their T-Mobile accounts.  According to The Verge, who first broke the story on Wednesday,

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