If you have had tech connectivity issues you may have heard the IT security team say, “that’s a firewall issue”, so what is a firewall and how does it work? As its name would suggest, the term originates from a structure that prevents the spread of a fire, such as emergency fire exits. In old … More Why do IT Security experts refer to firewalls?
We all know parenting is one of the hardest jobs many of us will ever do, and some would say it’s getting even more difficult when considering the growing dangers children face online. As technology continues to expand with new digital platforms, so too does the potential for risk to occur. It’s important for parents … More Keeping kids and parents safe online
Millions of files that are sitting out in the open across various file storage technologies are actually encrypted by ransomware. More than 2.3 billion files have been found inadvertently exposed online over the past year, reads a report from threat intelligence outfit Digital Shadows. The firm’s new ‘Too Much Information: The Sequel’ report follows up … More Over 2.3 billion files exposed online
Free resources for cybersecurity awareness and training are out there – links to many of them are provided here. Cybersecurity training and awareness programs need not break the budget. This article lists free resources that are readily accessible and can help you find ideas, content, and contacts to assist in your efforts. Of course, as … More Cybersecurity training and awareness: helpful resources for educators
Aren’t we just making it too easy for online followers to become real-life trackers with the amount of open data we are posting online? Cyber-stalking has never been so widespread: it’s increasingly easy for stalkers to watch, analyze and even physically follow their victims. In extreme cases, we have seen murders as a result after … More Look who’s stalking
The latest report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group offers a mixed bag of findings about the phishing landscape in 2018. The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has released its latest Phishing Activity Trends Report, which shows that the number of fraudulent websites designed to steal people’s sensitive data fell as 2018 went on. The drop – from … More Payment processors remain phishers’ favorites
An interview with ESET malware researcher Lukáš Štefanko about Android banking malware, the topic of his latest white paper. Banking malware continued to plague the Android platform throughout 2018, with cybercrooks relentlessly targeting users with banking Trojans and fake banking apps, but also experimenting with new money-stealing techniques. To help users navigate the tricky and expanding landscape of Android … More Navigating the murky waters of Android banking malware