Word of the day (wod): GAN – Generative Adversarial Network https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generative_adversarial_network Using AI (artificial intelligence) GAN is used to “generate” images and other output in an adversarial way. Adversarial is in the name itself. GAN is used to create very realistic looking human faces of people that don’t exist https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/ – reload to see another. […]
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/techftc/2016/06/your-mobile-phone-account-could-be-hijacked-identity-thief Word of the Day: Porting Out – when someone pretending to be you convinces a store in another state to “upgrade” your phone, the one in your pocket stops working immediately. Even in the middle of a phone call. This is an increasing tactic used by criminals, and retail stores are not always careful […]
Voice Phishing. https://www.social-engineer.com/are-your-employees-trained-to-withstand-vishing-attacks-2/ It is a natural instinct for people to help others. Sadly many other malicious actors abuse that helpfulness and take advantage of it. Even more urgent and worrisome is the fear of loss: “we are closing your bank account if you don’t ___”. Phishing and Vishing defined – see the links.
With more fake emails (also called phishing) warning your bank or Amazon account requires a verification coming into your mailbox, look at where the click or tap will take you BEFORE you tap or click. On a laptop where you have a mouse or touchpad that can move the mouse, in many applications you can […]
Years ago the term “sock puppet” was used to describe faked website visitors: it was possible to pay a small fee and your blog could have thousands of visitors. Now the currency is “likes” om FB. So why is it still popular? Simple, it still makes a profit for somebody, perhaps a scammer trying to […]
Word of the day: OSINT. Open Source Intelligence — finding things on all three layers of the internet: the surface (the part that is indexed; for example, by google), the deep (probably bigger than the part known by google, imagine that), and dark (accessible only by special access tools such as TOR). Please remember to […]
Word of the day [wod] is GDPR. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation applies to you as a service provider or vendor, even if you are not an EU citizen, or even within EU borders, as long as you offer services to anyone within the EU – including people who are not citizens of […]