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Install the Update Before Your IPhone Gets Hacked

"Do you own an iPhone? Or Any Apple device? Just one specially-crafted message can expose your personal information, including your credentials stored in your device’s memory, to a hacker. The vulnerability is quite similar to the Stagefright vulnerabilities.” More

Ransomware Spreads, Hits Almost 10,000/Month

"Not worried about ransomware? You should be. Nearly 10,000 people each month are paying hackers in ransomware attacks that cost the average target about $300, Cisco Systems says in its midyear security report. Attacks are generating $34 million annually.” More

Warning- Not So Secure! Hackers Crack the Chip

"Forget about security! It turns out that the Chip-and-PIN cards aren't that secure and just as easy to clone as magnetic stripe cards. It took researchers just a simple chip and pin hack to withdraw up to $50,000 in cash from an ATM in America in under 15 minutes.” More

Your Fitbit and Smartwatch Show Your PIN to Hackers

"A recent study from Binghamton University suggests your smartwatch or fitness tracker is not as secure as you think – and it could be used to steal your ATM PIN code. The risk lies in the motion sensors used by these wearable devices." More

All They Need is Your Bank Account Number. Now, The Scam...

"As if hacking into your computer and getting into your bank account isn’t enough, scammers are now finding a way to trick you on top of that, even if you didn't even know. A woman just lost $4,000 to the scam, read this article NOW so you don’t fall victim." More

Do You Own One Over 120 D-Link Models Exposed to Hacking?

“The weaknesses in the part of global telecom network SS7 not only let hackers and spy agencies listen to personal phone calls and intercept SMSes on a potentially massive scale, and also lets them potentially hijack social media accounts to which you have provided your phone number.” More

Prilock’s Tip of the Month

Check Your Privacy Settings Often

Updates are necessary to keep your programs and systems patched. But are you aware that many updates on social media sites and even Windows 10 can change your privacy settings?

Many times features are added during updates or the settings are changed, making it the user's responsibility to verify their content is still secure.

It's a good habit to get into to check your privacy settings after an update to make sure there hasn't been any additional features added that you would like to utilize, or others you may want to turn off.

Cool Software

Cinemagraph Pro- Visual Storytelling

Cinemagraph Pro makes creation super-easy and fast. Simply import a video, select a still frame and paint motion directly on the screen. Your cinemagraph instantly comes to life. Export in broadcast quality or upload to and easily share with the world.

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 Cyber Security Tips for Gamers

How to Keep Playing and Stay Safe
  • Passwords: Having a strong password, as well as changing your password now and then, is the most effective way to avoid being hacked while using online gaming sites.

  • Make sure you have all anti-virus software: That means having an up to date firewall, antispyware software, and anti-virus software.

  • Use avatars and not actual pictures

  • Don’t send personal data while playing: A lot of online gaming sites have chat functions, so make sure you avoid giving out sensitive info like your full name, date of birth, address, etc.

  • Get IT Training/support: If you want to stay on top of your network security and be one step ahead at all times, taking IT courses are a great idea.

  • Block/report inappropriate behavior

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 Breaking News

Recent Breaches

Yahoo: 200 Million credentials are being sold online. Verification pending.
Warframe: Nearly 800,000 user details for online, free-to-play game ‘Warframe’ are being traded in the digital underground.
Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland says a potential data breach may have affected 2,506 patients in Dubuque.
Amazon: 80,000 creditials potentially compromised, as a hacker claims to have dumped Kindle Data. Investigators are verifying the information.
Beggars Group: Customers who placed orders through the websites for Matador Direct-distributed labels may have been the victims of a data breach.
Ubuntu: An investigation confirmed the breach, which Canonical revealed had exposed two million usernames, email addresses and IPs.
Omni: Hackers accessed the company’s point-of-sale systems and installed malicious software.
Kraken: 34,000 BitTorrent Forum users' email addresses, usernames, IP addresses, and salted SHA1 hashed passwords for sale on dark web.

Cool Stuff

Johnny Cool- First Sustainable Cooler

It runs on sustainable energy, there’s a blender for making refreshing smoothies and juices, a handy storage pocket for your necessities and an awesome picnic table to keep your munch-ons away from the sand and dust. You’ll also get to enjoy cool cup holders as well as a Bluetooth speaker to tune in your favorite tracks. More

Must-Have App

GetMyBoat- Boat Finder

if you're wanting to get your boat on, the app GetMyBoat does just what it says – it gets you a boat. Kind of the way you use AirBnB to find a place to crash, GetMyBoat finds affordable deals on boat rentals, so you can spend some time on the water without spending all your cash.

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This Month’s Top Scam Attacks to Look Out for

“Authorize Your Twitter Account”

The fake site, (located at twitterverifiy(dot)verifiy(dot)ml) poses as an app to be authorized, but is simply out to steal login credentials. Take note of the rather unique spelling of “verify” in the URL, too...

After hitting the “Authorize app” button, the victim is redirected off to the real Twitter website. At this point, the scammers are free to do what they like with the stolen account.

"Your Mail Box Will Expire Soon"

Message purporting to be from the eMail Security Team claims that your Mail Box will expire soon and you will therefore be blocked from sending and receiving emails if you do not click an update link within 24 hours.
Prilock Security Newsletter August 2016
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