Cyber Security News of the Week, April 30, 2017

Individuals at Risk
Cyber Warning
New Android vulnerability found. Millions of phones discovered at risk from hackers: All is not well in Google Play. A group of researchers has determined that hundreds of apps in the store have a gaping security hole that potentially allows hackers to implant malware and steal data from millions of Android smartphones.

Cyber Security News of the Week, April 23, 2017

Individuals at Risk
Cyber Privacy
Cybersecurity for the People: How to Protect Your Privacy at a Protest: Planning on going to a protest? You might not be aware that just by showing up, you can open yourself up to certain privacy risks — police often spy on protesters, and the smartphones they carry, and no matter how peaceful the demonstration, there’s always a chance that you could get detained or arrested, and your devices could get searched.

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, April 16, 2017

Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version Updates are available from Adobe’s website. To see which version you have, go to Adobe’s web page.

Adobe Reader: Adobe has released version 2017.009.20044. Updates are available through the program’s Help menu/Check for Updates or from Adobe’s website.

Cyber Security News of the Week, April 16, 2017

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
9 Ways To Protect Your Aging Parent From Identity Theft: When Peter’s father became too infirm to live independently, Peter took on the job of moving him into an assisted living facility. Using his power of attorney, Peter then began to dig into his father’s financial records.

Cyber Security News of the Week, April 9, 2017

Individuals at Risk
Identity Theft
IRS’ Students Financial Aid Tool hacked. Personal data of 100,000 compromised: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has said that personal data of nearly 100,000 taxpayers may have been compromised by a breach of its tool to apply for student financial aid, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.