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10993499496?profile=RESIZE_400xIn early September of 2022, we reported on a security incident that occurred at LastPass in late August.  As a reminder, LastPass is a password manager, which is software intended to facilitate encrypted password storage with easy retrieval.  Other popular password managers include BitWarden, Dashlane, and 1Password.  LastPass is very possible among the more well-known password managers and has had several security incidents even before the incident we reported on in September.  Unfortunately, t

The Japanese auto company Nissan has sent out breach notification letters to thousands of customers to inform them of a leak of personal information (pii) through a third-party vendor.  The car company said it was notified on 21 June 2022 that names, dates of birth, and account numbers for Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation, an indirect lender that helps people finance or lease Nissan vehicles, were exposed after it provided the customer information to an unnamed third party “for software testi



This past week, the Australian telecoms company Optus is coming under fire for a breach of customer data.  Optus’ initial press release regarding this breach went out on 21 September 2022, informing customers that services were not affected and that they were investigating a possible breach [1].  Optus has subsequently release further updates, including informing customers that they will be contacted if their data was compromised.  In addition, Optus will be offering the Equifax Protect servi

10802052669?profile=RESIZE_400xAt its core, LastPass is a password manager.  A password manager is a software service that allows users to store encrypted passwords so they can be accessed easily when they are needed.  LastPass is indeed very popular, but it is only one of many widely known password managers, each with their own features, advantages, and disadvantages.  Other commonly known password managers include BitWarden, Dashlane, 1Password.

The apparent necessity for password managers has been prompted by the fact that


On 5 October 2021, an anonymous user on the 4chan technology board posted claiming to have a large data breach of Twitch proprietary code.  Watch our REDSHORT Webinar. The user called out Twitch for being a “toxic community,” ending its post with #DoBetterTwitch (a variation of the trending TwitchDoBetter hashtag responding to the ‘Twitch Hate Raids’).

The post briefly describes content found in leak data, including source code for Twitch and other products and Streamer payout data.



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9605306285?profile=RESIZE_400xWith approximately 90% of all finished and bulk products traveling through maritime ports, it is a bit unnerving that a major US port network was breached.  The US Coast Guard recently reported that a suspected foreign government-backed hackers breached a computer network at the Port of Houston, one of the largest ports on the US Gulf Coast.  Early detection of the incident last month resulted in the cyber criminals stopping any disruption of shipping operations. 

The incident at the Port of Hou

3918168862?profile=RESIZE_710xFrom Script Kiddies hackers and sophisticated Cybercriminals, to at times even State sponsored professional hackers; all are bent on the failure of consumers and companies to properly protect themselves.  Different motives, but all the same outcome of network disruption and financial ruin.  Weak passwords, vulnerabilities in software and systems, exposed sensitive information, all of these can lead a hacker to compromise your accounts and data.  Recent reporting from our Red Sky Alliance securit