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 […]
Check right here: https://haveibeenpwned.com/. Put in your email, see what services and email addresses have been part of an earlier security breach. WOD (word of the day): pwned. Urban dictionary gives a bit of background that it originated from a typo used in a game pwned A corruption of the word “Owned.” This originated in […]