“Porting” “Porting Out” cell phone hijacking [wod]

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 […]

[wod]: OSINT and a double [howto]

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 […]

GDPR [wod]

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 […]

Has Your Account Been Compromised? [alert] [howto] [wod]

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 […]