June 2021

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Cyber Security News Bulletin

2nd Quarter

Hello, and welcome to summer. We are back in Q2 to provide our clients and friends with the latest cyber security news, tips and vulnerabilities. Please note that you may unsubscribe at any time.

Google Issues Warning For 2 Billion Chrome Users

All users need to be on high alert because Google has just issued its second urgent upgrade warning in a week. To update your Google Chrome, go to the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the toolbar, go to Help and then About Google Chrome. It should automatically check for updates. Important: If Version 91.0.4472.114 or higher is not running, press Relaunch.

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Over a billion records belonging to CVS Health exposed online

Due to a misconfigured cloud service, an unprotected CVS Health database was exposed online. The database was not password-protected and had no form of authentication in place to prevent unauthorized entry. Records exposed visitor IDs, session IDs, device access information and a blueprint of how the logging system operated from the backend. Search records exposed also included queries for medications, COVID-19 vaccines, and a variety of CVS products, referencing both CVS Health and CVS.com.

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Evolving Ransomware Strategies to be Wary of

The ransomware crisis is spiraling with threat actors meticulously evolving and improving their tactics, techniques and procedures. The rise in attacks and the countermeasures taken by law enforcement authorities in recent times has pushed ransomware operators to evolve their strategies. Here's what's going on, why it matters, ransomware stats and other strategies to look out for.

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10 apps you need to remove from your phone now

If you’re using any of these popular apps, you might want to get busy removing them. Not all is lost, there are some recommended alternatives to replace a few of them.

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