Category Security

Know Your Scam: Business E-mail Compromise

Even the biggest tech companies can fall prey to phishing. Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that two tech companies had been taken by a scammer for more than $100 million. It was recently reported that those two companies were Facebook and Google. The phishing job that managed to get to these two […]

Major Corporations Join to Develop Digital Ledger System

Microsoft, Intel, JPMorganChase, and other titans of the business world have joined forces to develop a computing system that would allow unrelated computers and servers to securely gather and store data. The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance will collaborate to create a system based on blockchain, a digital ledger system that doesn’t rely on a central authority […]

Yahoo Suffers Second Hack This Year

Late last week, Yahoo announced it had discovered a massive hack dating back to August 2013. This hack predates the hack announced in September, and makes Yahoo the victim of the largest known security breach of one company. It’s still unclear how many users were impacted, but the company is making affected users change their […]

Protecting Your Employees from Identity Theft

Identity theft is rough to live through. So, make sure that your staff never falls prey to their data getting stolen from the company books. They’ll also appreciate you treating them with compassion and support should they experience identity theft at home. Many of the calls needed to resolve an identity theft issue must be made during business […]

Microsoft Azure adds security features for Internet of Things

Microsoft Azure just added an IP address filtering feature to its IoT Hub. IoT stands for Internet of Things and refers to devices like cameras, routers, and smart thermostats. This update comes at an opportune moment, sandwiched between an unprecedented hack using Internet of Things devices, and the holiday gift-giving season which will likely flood […]

“Internet of Things” Hack Fueled This Week’s Outages

If you tried to access Twitter, Spotify, or the New York Times website last Friday, you may have had a little trouble. These sites are all served by the same domain name service provider, Dyn, which was hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that morning. If you’ve been following the Janus Networks blog, we warned […]

Internet slow? Might be a hacked camera

Early in October, a hacker released a new type of malware that targets smart devices like cameras and routers. Dubbed “Mirai,” this malware was used by the hacker to infect and control hundreds of thousands of devices for the purpose of DDoSing Krebs on Security, a security news website. (DDoSing means that the website is […]