Security

Categories : scams | Security | Tech Tips
How to report scam texts and emails

How to report scam texts and emails

Fake emails and text messages are a common tactic used by cyber criminals, their goal is often to convince you to click a link. Once clicked, you may be sent to a dodgy website which could download malware onto your computer, or steal your passwords and personal information.

read more
GoDaddy Hack Spreads to 6 More Web Hosts

GoDaddy Hack Spreads to 6 More Web Hosts

More bad news!!! The hack that exposed the details of 1.2 million GoDaddy customers has spread to six more web hosts. As Search Engine Journal reports, the six additional web hosts are all resellers of GoDaddy's WordPress hosting services and include the following hosts. 123RegDomain FactoryHeart InternetHost EuropeMedia TempletsoHost. Customers of at least two of these web hosting companies have been sent emails very similar to the one GoDaddy sent out...

read more
GoDaddy hacked! Over 1 million websites affected

GoDaddy hacked! Over 1 million websites affected

GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting customers suffered a massive data breach. Passwords have been reset but the effects of the hack may still be persist. Over one million GoDaddy hosting customers suffered a data breach in September 2021 that went unnoticed for two months. GoDaddy described the security event as a vulnerability. Security researchers indicate that the cause of the vulnerability was due to inadequate security that did not meet industry best practices. The statement by GoDaddy...

read more
How to prevent Buy Now, Pay Later frauds

How to prevent Buy Now, Pay Later frauds

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) can be considered the modern incarnation of the old installment plans that some brick-and-mortar stores used to give their customers. BNPL is often available on major e-commerce websites. Upon checkout, customers just have to select the BNPL option and their repayment schedule. There is usually no upfront payment required. Customers just need to start paying 1 or 2 months later, with monthly installment payments. The installments are often interest-free which makes...

read more
Protect Yourself from Pegasus – the Most Advanced Mobile Spyware in the World

Protect Yourself from Pegasus – the Most Advanced Mobile Spyware in the World

Protect yourself from Pegasus, the most advanced spyware ever identified in the wild There can be a fine line between malware and dubious applications, but NSO's spyware Pegasus is so far past that line that you can't even see it anymore. We often hear of strains of distributed malware in third-party app stores, and sometimes they even make it past the gates and find them coming from official sources. What separates Pegasus from the rest is that it's likely the most advanced spyware ever...

read more
Why fraudsters create fake accounts?

Why fraudsters create fake accounts?

Fraudsters are everywhere on the Internet. If you run a website that allows users to create an account in order to access goods or services then you will definitely encounter your fair share of them. For the purpose of this article, we’ll cover 2 types of such fraudsters.

Credit card fraudsters & Spamming fraudsters

read more
Google to start enforcing two-step verification enrollment

Google to start enforcing two-step verification enrollment

Google will soon start pushing more Gmail users and Google Account holders to enable two-step verification — the extra layer of security that can protect people when their credentials have been phished or exposed through a data breach.  May 6 is "World Password Day" which is largely about making people less reliant on them for securing online accounts.  Google's contribution this year is to nudge more people into enabling two-step verification, otherwise known as two-factor...

read more
Understanding GDPR Data Controller in 5 easy steps

Understanding GDPR Data Controller in 5 easy steps

By now most of have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But in case you’ve been carefully avoiding the news since 2017, it’s a law put in place by the EU which strengthens the protection of citizens’ data. GDPR has brought with it some very stringent penalties for non-compliance. And if your business isn’t yet compliant, you could be at risk of an astronomical fine, as well as lasting brand damage. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) collected the...

read more
Worm phishing campaign is a game-changer in password theft & account takeovers

Worm phishing campaign is a game-changer in password theft & account takeovers

A phishing attack taking place against an organization has revealed a crafty method to bounce between victims in a way deemed "ingenious" by a researcher.  On September 29, cybersecurity architect and bug bounty hunter Craig Hays outlined a recent phishing attempt which went far beyond the usual spray-and-pray tactics and basic attempts to compromise a network, to become "the greatest password theft he had ever seen."   In a Medium blog post, Hays detailed how a response team...

read more
Does using SSL make my website secure?

Does using SSL make my website secure?

The short answer to the question, does using SSL make my website secure is NO, but it is important to understand why and what SSL actually does, so read on. The biggest misconception by website owners is that an SSL certificate will make their website secure from hackers and malware, which is not true. This stems from a lack of understand about what makes a website secure versus not secure. For example, since July 24th 2018, websites that do not use SSL certificates were marked “Not Secure” in...

read more
hire me on peopleperhour

Categories

Recent Comments