Yesterday, cyber resilience startup, UpGuard, issued a report that as many as 14 million U.S. Verizon customers have fallen victim to a hack that stole their names, addresses, account details, and PINs. The startup claims to have first notified Verizon on June 13th of the hack, citing a "misconfigured cloud-based file repository" as the cause.
In reply, Verizon has stated that there has been no loss or theft of customer information and that only 6 million customers may be at risk due to an informational cloud storage move where a third-party employee made external access available. Latest reports urge Verizon customers to update their Verizon PINs in order to safeguard their accounts.
Stay tuned for more information on what happened in this attack and how to safeguard your accounts.
Over the years, I've had BIOS updates totally ruin a couple of mainboards on me that I had to replace at my own expense for client machines I was working on, so I tend to shy away from flash updating any BIOS unless I see a specific need to do so to address a specific problem a machine is having.
I do the same with my own computers, so it was with a little trepidation that I decided to update the BIOS on my self-built Windows 10 machine today - necessary because of the recent security flaw that was discovered and I found it addressed.
So for those of you using this now relatively out dated mainboard that I have: Intel Corporation DH67CL - I can say that you can go ahead and use the 2018 Flash update available for it with confidence. No ill effects from my own experience.
This has been a community service announcement! :-)
For those of you who may not be aware (or reluctant) to use the new "This is Helpful" type buttons in question comments because you may not be quite sure of what effect they have or do, I encourage you to join the following group discussion named Expert Exchange New Layout.
It's a great new feature that EE developers have included to encourage expert collaboration. Please do join the discussion and give your thoughts and opinions.