IT Support in Seattle

CyberStreams Blog

Windows 10 Will Notify Users When Apps Use Their Microphone

In recent months, security researchers have unearthed all sorts of new hardware vulnerabilities.  Several of them allow hackers to quietly assume control of your PC’s built-in camera or microphone, giving them the ability to spy on you and invade your privacy at will. Normally this is accomplished when a hacker can trick you into downloading […]

Microsoft Is Bringing Augmented Reality To The Military 

Microsoft just won a huge military contract worth $480 million to bring 100,000 customized AR (Augmented Reality) headsets, based on their HoloLens technology, to the US Army. The army’s plan is to integrate the headsets with their STES (Synthetic Training Environment Squad) system, which allows US forces to conduct hyper-realistic mock battles as practice before […]

Hackers Are Exploiting Home And Small Office Routers 

Akamai has discovered a nasty new hack that’s allowing cybercriminals to move beyond simply compromising routers, but also, in some instances, to use the compromised routers to take control of other machines sitting behind it on your network. The hack, known as UPnProxy exploits weaknesses in the design of the UPnP services installed on many […]

Data On Millions Of Americans Leaked Through Open Server 

Bob Diachenko, the Director of Cyber Risk Research for Hacken, recently made a disturbing discovery.  He found an ElasticSearch server open and vulnerable on the internet, without so much as a password to protect it. Unfortunately, the server was leaking a staggering 73GB of data and had a number of databases cached inside the server’s […]