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Discord – The Latest Hacker Control Center

Discord is commonly known as a free instant messaging and VoIP application used by a variety of different people. This application began as a means for gamers to communicate but has since found popularity through teachers, business professionals, and...

Google Drive – A Cyber Criminal’s Newest Tool

Hackers are always coming up with new ways to send malware. Typically, malware is sent to a user via phishing emails when the user accidentally downloads the malware by clicking on a link or attachment within the email. However, hackers are starting...

New to Information Security? a Perspective From an Info-SEC Newbie

Cybersecurity, a term that was not even on most people's radar ten years ago, is now nearing a common household phrase. This is a good thing, as everybody in this technology era is impacted by it in some way. All you have to do is google...

Using the Dark Web for Threat Intelligence

The dark web can be scary for the average user. Due to the illegal activity, as well as the types of users that make up most of it, the dark web is a dangerous place. To get a better understanding of the dark web, you must know how it differs from the...

Why Every Company Needs an Incident Response Plan

What is an Incident Response Plan? Incident Response Plans (IRPs) are essential for every company that utilizes any form of information technology. IRPs outline what actions an organization would take if they experienced a security incident or a...

Say Hello to Microsoft’s Newest Security Chip

Microsoft recently announced its latest security addition known as Pluton. While the release date of this processor has not been announced at this time, we do know it will be used within multiple CPUs such as AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm.

Why Ransomware Has Become a Business Issue

Over the years, ransomware seems to have gained a reputation as one of the biggest threats to businesses and their employees. Compared to phishing campaigns or distributed denial of service attacks, ransomware strikes fear that the other attacks...

Pharma Giant Leaks Customer PII and Info

Big Pharma giant Pfizer has been leaking customer data in the U.S. for months and possibly even years due to an unprotected cloud storage bucket. Pfizer exposed data such as phone-call transactions and personal identifiable information (PII).

QR Codes Are Cause for Concern Once Again

We've previously discussed the risks of using QR codes but felt it would be a good idea to reiterate since they’ve made a comeback during the Covid pandemic. QR codes have become increasingly more popular throughout the world due to their non-physical...

Google’s Approach to Better Security

It’s no secret that Google is one of the most highly targeted companies for all kinds of cyberattacks. While Google is known to keep a tight grip on its security, the technology giant is taking further action.

How To Secure Your Social Media Accounts

Almost everyone uses social media daily, whether it be for work, school, entertainment, or for connecting with friends and family. Many people have important information within their accounts regarding their name, age, where they live, who their...

What You Probably Didn’t Know About SMS Two-Factor Authentication

COVID has likely changed your life a great deal and presented you with many unexpected challenges. On top of that, hacks and scams have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic. It is sad to see nefarious actors taking advantage of vulnerable...

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