Krebs: New Critical Fixes for Flash, MS Windows

Submitted by Sam Moore on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 15:27

Please please please for the love of all that's good, stop using Flash.
And don't get me started on Windows.

According to analysis released this month by Recorded Future, Adobe Flash vulnerabilities provided six of the top 10 vulnerabilities used by exploit kits in 2016. Exploit kits are automated tools that criminals stitch into the fabric of hacked or malicious Web sites, so that visitors who visit one of these sites with an outdated version of Flash in their browser can have malware silently installed. 

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/12/new-critical-fixes-for-flash-ms-windows/

Convince & Convert: 80 Percent of B2B Buyers Expect Real-Time Interaction

Submitted by Sam Moore on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 22:56

The amount of time business buyers are willing to wait for a response varies by channel. It may surprise you that 67 percent of business buyers expect a response via email within one hour, and 15 percent of those actually expect an immediate reply.

http://www.convinceandconvert.com/customer-experience/buyers-expect-real-time-interaction/

Venngage: Pop-Ups Be Gone: The Solution to Google’s Interstitials Update in 2017

Submitted by Sam Moore on Sat, 12/10/2016 - 19:54

Some great ideas in here about how to get people to engage and give up their email, without being so annoying about it.

1) Instead of pop-ups, create valuable gated content

2) Use NudgeSumo to replace pop-ups

3) Include subscribe forms directly in your content

Read how here:

https://venngage.com/blog/pop-ups-google-interstitials-2017/

I have 2 clients I'm going to speak with about this on Monday. If you'd like to be the third, Email Me or Get on my calendar
 

Hacker News: Stop Using these 2 Easily Hackable Netgear Router Models

Submitted by Sam Moore on Sat, 12/10/2016 - 19:03

Carnegie Mellon's Computer Emerency Response Team (CERT) warns

Netgear's R7000 and R6400 routers, running current and latest versions of firmware, are vulnerable to arbitrary command injection attacks, though the number of users affected by the flaw is still unclear.

http://thehackernews.com/2016/12/netgear-router-hacking.html

Hacker News: This Ransomware Unlocks Your Files For Free If You Infect Others

Submitted by Sam Moore on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:47

Multi-level marketing comes to ransomware.

...to get their important files back, Popcorn Time gives victims option to pay a ransom to the cyber criminal or infect two other people and have them pay the ransom to get a free decryption key.

http://thehackernews.com/2016/12/ransomware-malware.html

Analytics Toolkit: Future-Proofing Against Google Analytics Spam

Submitted by Sam Moore on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 21:26

If you're seeing this in your Analytics reports,

“Secret.ɢoogle.com You are invited! Enter only with this ticket URL. Copy it. Vote for Trump!”

and are sufficiently technical to do something about it, here's a great article on how to proceed.

http://blog.analytics-toolkit.com/2016/future-proofing-your-ga-vs-google-analytics-spam/