Did you know that there was a U.S. "Computer Emergency Readiness Team"? I didn't. What I do know is that I've read an article here and there where CERT was mentioned, so now we all know what that is, which leads me into a story about CERT finding a hard-coded "Backdoor" in Samsung printers that could be open to attack from some nefarious [ed. - you gotta love that word] people. Printers made after October 31, 2012 do not have this - according to Samsung. Read all about it HERE.
Hey! Those Romanians' are on their collective toes [and why I always want to type "Romulans" is beyond me] - Authorities have rounded up a cyber-gang that were responsible for a huge amount of world-wide theft. How huge?
"The criminal operation resulted in fraudulent transactions totaling more than $25 million that were performed with 500,000 credit cards, the agency said Tuesday."
Read about that, HERE.
Last, but not least - Stay on your toes! Update Malwarebytes and run a quick or full scan, keep Adobe Reader and Flash updated [ed. - where? Directly from their respective websites], and don't forget Java. Or, forget Java and just un-install it. Make sure your Anti-Virus is doing it's job as well, and if you haven't already, ditch the free AV products and actually buy a good one, and if you bought anti-virus software but let it expire, it's not doing you any good.
SHAMELESS PLUG TIME: Are you befuddled or intimidated about editing your digital pictures? Read the beginning of an ongoing series related to that on one of my other Blogs, HERE.