How to Create Your Own Free Online Backup Solution and Drop Box System

If you have been searching for cloud-based online backup solutions, and in particular if you are looking for safe, free online backup services or cloud storage, then your best bet may be to create your very own free online backup solution, creating your own backup and storage solution in your own cloud. (This is particularly true given the recent court decision that says that agencies don’t need a warrant to access your personal data if it is stored in a cloud storage service.) You can even create your own DropBox style folders to share your files with others! You will need to make a small investment up front, but we show you how to do it, and you can do it for under $175 total – less than you would pay many online backup services in just the first year.

Massive Internet Outage Emanating from East Coast Due to DDOS Attack – List of Sites Affected and Workaround

This morning many large, widely used Internet sites, including Twitter, Spotify, GitHub, Etsy, Vox, Paypal, Starbucks, Airbnb, Netflix, and Reddit, just to name a few, were taken down and offline owing to a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) against DNS provider Dyn. Below is a list of all of the sites that we know have been affected – and may still be being affected – by the Dyn DDoS outage. Also, until it’s all fixed, here is a workaround. [UPDATE: It has been confirmed that this was the result of hackers taking advantage of unsecured Internet of Things devices, probably using the Mirai malware.]

Massive Breach Exposes Hunting and Fishing License Data in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Kentucky

This is about: A massive data breach has occurred following the hacking of the servers belonging to Active Network, which processes online applications for hunting and fishing licenses in Oregon, Idaho, Kentucky, and Washington state. The hacker, calling himself “Mr. High”, claims to have acquired the personally identifiable information (PII) of those who have applied online for a fishing license or a hunting license in those states. Mr. High says that the information for each applicant includes their name, address,their date of birth (DOB), their height, weight, eye color, and the last four digits of their social security number (SSN). Some records also included email addresses and phone numbers.

Urgent iOS 9.3.5 Security Update for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Yesterday Apple released an urgent security date for iOS, affecting all iOS devices, such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Security update 9.3.5 is essentially a security patch, to fix not one, but three different security holes that have been known to be exploited by spyware created by an American-owned Israeli group known as the NSO Group. NSO Group was acquired by San Francisco-based equity fund Francisco Partners in 2014.