Posts Categorized: Security

Flame On: Government-Sponsored Malware

Ripple reports on malware known as Flame

Earlier this week, Kaspersky Lab announced that a staggering amount of private data had been collected via a malware known as Flame, which had been active since 2010. Although it doesn’t appear that the data collected was made public, or used for the purpose of identity theft, Flame is thought to have been the product of state-sponsored… Read more »

Let Us Update Ya!

Antikythera Mechanism | Ripple IT Support

Keeping your technology (workstations, servers, software, etc) up-to-date is important, but it’s often seen as something that can be shelved. Unfortunately, putting technology updates on hold has more than a few negative effects: 1. You can’t get support for outdated technology. Eventually, hardware and software companies stop offering support and updates for older products. That’s… Read more »

Twitter Passwords Leaked #dontpanic

Twitter | Passwords Leaked | Ripple IT Support

Hey all you users of that popular social media application that begins with a ‘T’ and ends with ‘witter’, we suggest you take the time today to make a password change. As mentioned here, over 50,000 Twitter accounts were compromised earlier this week when corresponding email addresses and passwords were posted to Pastebin. Fortunately, further investigation… Read more »

Using LastPass To Manage Passwords

Last Pass | Ripple IT

A few months ago, I realized that being a marketing coordinator for Ripple requires signing up for a ton of sites and web apps. And all of those require user names and passwords. Passwords which should be unique to each site. Before my days in IT, I was blissfully ignorant of the dangers of repeating… Read more »

Storing Passwords

Securing Your iCloud Account | Ripple IT

If you follow password security guidelines, you should have a unique password for each online service you use. That way if one service provider does get compromised and some ne’er-do-well in Russia gets your password, he can’t get into all the other online services he might guess that you use. But a study from 2010… Read more »