Jun 26

Social Engineering Attacks and Mitigations Part III: Dumpster Diving

Considering various types of Social Engineering attacks, realize that all of them can be dangerous and have detrimental effects on the entire organization. Many people believe they know the different kinds of Social Engineering and how to avoid them, but they really only know a few different methods, mostly on the cyber side. While many of these attacks are cyber, there are also plenty that are physical. This week, we will look into the dirty job of dumpster diving and how to prevent it.

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Jun 22

Social Engineering Attacks and Mitigations Part II: Shoulder Surfing

Shoulder surfing is something that most people do every day in one way or another. Most of the time, this simple practice is done without the intention of stealing information. This practice can be used for malicious purposes however, so it is important to prevent unwanted parties from viewing confidential information or trade secrets displayed on your screen.

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Mar 05

EvilOSX

On February 14th, 2018, a new variant of an OS X RAT called “EvilOSX” has appeared on Github.

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Feb 21

Social Media: The Overlooked Critical Infrastructure of Chinese Manufacturing

It is no doubt that social media has a hold on people around the world, but it has an especially mesmerizing effect on the factory workers of China’s migrant manufacturing towns. 

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Feb 06

Critical Vulnerability Found in Grammarly Spell Checker

Researchers have discovered a critical vulnerability in the Google Chrome and Firefox browser extension for the grammar checking software Grammarly. 

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Feb 06

Fake Online FBI Scam

A new cyberattack is impersonating the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center and trying to scam personal data from victims or download malicious files.

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Feb 01

Netflix Being Phished Again

News reports came from New Zealand yesterday, and from US news agencies this morning warning of another email campaign targeting Netflix.

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Jan 09

LightsOut Adware Attack Prevents Users From Closing Ads

Researchers have recently discovered a new adware attack dubbed “LightsOut.”

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Jan 02

Chrome Extension Contains Cryptocurrency Miner

A Chrome extension, called Archive Poster, enables users to “quickly re-blog, queue, draft, and like posts right from another blog’s archive,” but it has been found to also infect the user’s browser with a cryptocurrency miner.

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Dec 22

Digmine Virus Spreads Via Facebook Messenger

A new cryptocurrency mining virus has risen, this time the virus is spreading through Facebook’s messenger app and is targeting Google Chrome desktop users.

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