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Rakesh Naik
Jan 10, 2022

23 DIY privacy and security settings for your Windows

Simple DIY methods to improve the privacy of your Windows 10 computer and prevent unauthorized access to it

Introduction to Identity Management and why it is crucial to protect your digital identity in 2021

Nihad Hassan
December 27, 2021
Image Source – freepik.com Have you ever think that your digital identity will be protected by a third party in 2021? The recent attacks on the supply chain of IT service providers prove that we as humans are still the weakest part of our identity protection from theft or misuse, but we can expect an expansion of Identity authentication services already. ? Table of contents: Why IAS become increasingly important? Introduction to Identity and Access Management (IAM)? Conclusion Why IAS become...

What is HTTPS, and how It relates to TLS and SSL? Does HTTPS really protect you against cyber threats?

Hamna Imran
December 21, 2021
Are you also one of those people who think that the green lock in the URL has superpowers to protect you from all the viruses? Well, let me surprise you today and hurl a new perspective. Do yourself a favor by reading the expert advice. Table of Contents What is HTTPS? Difference between HTTP and HTTPS How to identify whether a website is using HTTPS? Why must HTTPS be used? Working of HTTPS What is SSL/TLS? HTTPS relationship with TLS and SSL Does HTTPS protect you from attacks? Potential...

How to host your own Threat Intelligence server and filling it with data?

Hamna Imran
December 16, 2021
Ever received a link through email that took you to a suspicious website? Well, if your answer is No, You are fortuitous enough because you could have lost a lot of personal information. According to a Cybercrime report, most cyberattacks begin with a simple email. Above 90 percent of unbeaten hacks and data breaches stem from phishing emails that beguile the recipients to click a link, open a document, or forward information to someone which they shouldn't. People are the weakest link in the...

Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Warfare: The End of Humanity Imminent?

Rakesh Naik
December 15, 2021
The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded.” – Stephen Hawking Cyberwarfare is a new form of warfare waged through computers , enhanced software, the internet as well as malware to further national agendas and improve the international game of power. With the improvement of...

Everything You Need to Know About SIEM with the Top 5 SIEM Solutions on the Market in 2021

Rakesh Naik
December 13, 2021
Do you run a business and are worried about its security? Or are you an InfoSec professional looking to expand your knowledge? Well, you're in luck! In this article, I discuss a security solution known as SIEM that is made to improve the security of any enterprise. Table of Contents What is SIEM? How Does SIEM Software Work? Need for SIEM Software Incident Detection Compliance with Regulations Incident Management Benefits and Drawbacks of SIEM Software Benefits of SIEM Drawbacks of SIEM What to...

Credit Card Security Risks

Darina Shramko
December 10, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock It is difficult to imagine a modern person who does not use Visa or MasterCard cards . More and more people prefer cashless payments . Paying bills, shopping online, and booking flights can all be done in seconds, all thanks to credit cards. However, are we thinking about the algorithms used in credit cards ? To protect yourself from the actions of intruders , you need to find out how the payment was made. So how do bank cards work? Let's figure it out together. This...

Social engineering: the art of hacking in words

Darina Shramko
December 7, 2021
Image source – shutterstock.com When I entered the first year of the Faculty of Information Technology, the teacher casually mentioned social engineering methods . I was only 18 years old then, so the teachers did not begin to introduce us to the nuances of social engineering, leaving this problematic question for later. As an 18-year-old girl, I was so impressed by the term "social engineering" that I decided not to wait for senior courses and figure it out independently. Then a wonderful...

Mission “Patching impossible” – why ATM's every vulnerability is in billions worth

Hamna Imran
November 29, 2021
Image source – unsplash.com Have you ever wondered what would happen if your ATM was hacked? What we often see in movies or documentaries about ATM theft might not be a Sisyphean task. From a hacker's viewpoint , ATMs not only seem to be vast piles of money but are also a great source of confidential information which can be turned into cash. In Europe, physical attacks have been consecutively growing for 4 years, targeting ATMs. These attacks have caused a loss of over 36 million euros ($40.5...

WordPress and Joomla are still easiest targets to hack

Darina Shramko
November 9, 2021
Image source – pixabay.com According to the latest study, there are about 1.8 billion websites on the Internet . The number is fantastic: there are more of them than the population of India! Everything would be fine. But precisely, the sites are most often subjected to cyber-attacks . Hackers are attracted by the scale − having hacked one platform, and a cybercriminal instantly gets access to a multi- million database of users , where logins, passwords, mail, and other confidential information...

A comprehensive report on the rise in Cyberbullying in 2021

Ozair Malik
November 9, 2021
Image source – cybersmile.org Cyberbullying can be regarded as the increasing issue of the 21 st century, a problem that increases with time and has a huge impact on today's generation. Looking at the statistics of technology usage in today's world, it can be seen it is most prevalent in teenagers , where Instagram , Facebook, and Snapchat are the most utilized social media applications. A recent record has shown parents in 28 countries confirmed their children are going through cyberbullying...

Manually set up a VPN with no third-party applications

Rakesh Naik
November 1, 2021
Image source – freepik.com Trying to hide your online presence and protect your privacy? VPNs too expensive or banned in your country? Guess what? You can use a VPN without so much downloading an application to your device! With more than 59% of the world's population using the internet , the need to have a secure channel while using the internet is of paramount importance. It is precisely where a VPN step in, and with more than 30% of the global internet users using a VPN, it is slowly...

Top 5 messengers for paranoiac people for 2021

Hamna Imran
October 29, 2021
Image source – pixabay.com A Kingdom Prince might not hack yours, but a colleague or stranger can! Even Jeff Bezos' WhatsApp is not secure, as reported by the newspaper "The Guardian ". Not only that, Facebook paid the price, so you don't have to! Facebook had to pay a record penalty of $5 Billion for secretly leaking user data in the name of metadata, as FTC claimed that Facebook deceived users by making them believe that their privacy is safeguarded. These incidents provoked security...

18.5 million websites are ready to hack their visitors

Hamna Imran
October 27, 2021
Image source – unsplash.com Just like everything that glitters isn't gold, every website on the Internet isn't reliable. With the evolution of technology, cybercriminals are also constantly improvising. Today, hackers are far more sophisticated than in the early 2000s. How many websites do you visit daily? And, what can they do to your device? In 2021, websites are limited to entertainment and are a means of business, education, news, and whatnot. With over 18.5 million unsecured websites at...

Wireless security primer for users in 2021

Ozair Malik
October 27, 2021
Image source-unsplash.com Almost everyone has at least one internet-connected gadget in today's connected society. With the number of devices on the rise, it's critical to have a security plan to reduce the risk of their being exploited. The number of WLAN-connected devices has risen from 8.36 billion in 2016 to 22.2 billion in 2021! There are some security issues with the wireless connection. The good news is that these security problems can be addressed quickly , doing wireless networking as...

70% of cybersecurity experts are under stress outside of working hours

Darina Shramko
October 20, 2021
Image source - freepik.com Jay Radcliffe of Boston Scientific, known for hacking devices, said several cybersecurity experts committed suicide last year. Still, he chose not to name them out of respect for the relatives of the deceased's. Radcliffe struggled with depression for a long time and talked about his mental illness struggle at Black Hat USA. This decision came from the realization that many in the cybersecurity field face similar, often overlooked challenges. Unfortunately, сyber...

Never repeat these top 7 cloud mistakes in 2021

Darina Shramko
October 15, 2021
Image source – pixabay.com Educational organizations, IT companies, and ordinary users are increasingly moving their applications and data to the cloud . Indeed, this is very convenient: you no longer need to buy flash drives and storage devices because gigabytes of information can be stored online − right in the cloud. Moreover, cloud technology is one of the most invested products . According to statistics , the global cloud technology market will grow by 17.5% annually and by 2025 will more...

Is YouTube actually safe for kids in 2021?

Hamna Imran
October 13, 2021
Image source – Shutterstock Not every YouTube video contains the content shown on the thumbnail , not even on YouTube Kids. A child psychotherapist in Arizona, Natasha Daniels, agrees that YouTube is now a problem among children under 13 , being an ongoing conversation in her therapy practice for quite a long now. A majority of mental health experts are now warning about the dark side of YouTube and its impact on children, with fear-inducing videos hindering brain development along with anxiety...

What is in the suitcase of a Digital Forensic Expert?

Ozair Malik
October 11, 2021
Image source — Shutterstock A policeman has his gun and handcuffs with him while attending a crime scene . Likewise, a digital forensics expert has a suitcase packed with the tools and devices needed for evidence collection. Digital Forensic experts are an essential part of every information security setup in this digital era, whether a private security firm, LEA , department of justice, or the national cyber security department. Also, security Forensics expert has become an essential part of a...

Top 13 secure email services that will protect your personal information

Rakesh Naik
September 20, 2021
Image source – freepik.com Emails have been in existence even before the inception of the internet for as far back as the early 80s. With the introduction of the internet and its popularity, emails followed suit with them being the most popular form of communication towards the late 90s and early 2000s. But even with all the progress made in the technology used and the advancement of various security protocols, email remains quite vulnerable to various forms of attack, be it a simple Phishing...

Comprehensive guide on Internet safety for seniors in 2021

Rakesh Naik
September 15, 2021
Image source – freepik.com Have you ever been scammed out of hundreds by a stranger on the Internet? Kids too busy to help you with these things? Don't worry anymore, I'm here to help! In the US alone, more than 5% of the senior citizens adding to around 2-3 million citizens , fall victim to cybercrimes and scams. In 2020 alone, such scams against senior citizens added up to a few billion US dollars , with an average loss of $500 for each individual . In this article, we explore just how senior...

Complete spoofing analysis with security protection measures in 2021

Sabrina Lupsan
September 6, 2021
Image source – pixabay.com According to a trusted source, 3.1 billion spoofed emails are sent every day, and worldwide, spoofing together with phishing attacks have had an impact of $26 billion since the year 2016. Spoofing attacks can be extremely dangerous and hard to detect unless you know what to look for. This article will help you understand what spoofing is, what it can look like, and what security measures you should take to protect yourself from scammers. Table of Contents Spoofed...

The best 11 network monitoring tools of 2021

Rakesh Naik
August 18, 2021
Image source – freebip.com Imagine painstakingly setting up a network for you to connect all your computers and IoT devices, only to have the entire thing slow down over time or even crash entirely. The solution that you're looking for is called network performance monitors. These tools constantly analyze your network to point out any potential flaws or issues that might impede its performance. If you want to have also security overview on your network, then SIEM solutions will help you better...

In-Depth Guide to De-Googling: Delete Google, Gmail, YouTube accounts

Dean Chester
August 9, 2021
Image based on Shutterstock Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another CoolTechZone guide! Though our website is mainly dedicated to reviewing and comparing various and best VPN services , we realize that virtual private network technologies are just one asset, albeit a very important one, of Internet privacy and security. So in our today’s guide, I’ll tell you about another topic: deleting your Google accounts and finding alternatives to Google services. But wait, you’re probably...

55 Ways to Save Money on Internet Safety: The DEFINITIVE Guide

Dean Chester
August 6, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock Have you ever said to yourself: “Man, I wish I could afford all those pricey tools for Internet safety”? I know I have. Some may say that Web security is not something to save money on. I say, it absolutely is. Do you want to know why? Then jump straight into my newest guide on how to save money on Internet safety! But that’s not all! In the end, you’ll find a bonus chapter on how to save even more money by using your Net security tools! Use the table of contents...

Social media safety rules for 2021

Dean Chester
August 6, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock How much time do you spend on social media? 2, 3, or even more hours a day? Meanwhile, posting and communicating on social networking websites are not just bells and whistles, they often put our safety and privacy at risk. But how to stay secure and improve your social media safety? In order to do this, you have to learn all possible risks of social media and know useful practical tips on how to protect your private data on social networks. In this guide, I will show...

Must 15 “Do not do on Internet” rules for 2021

Ozair Malik
August 1, 2021
A 21- year old student of Kings College London, running for student union president , found out about the importance of Internet safety rules the hard way. A week before Election Day, his witty opponents found his objectionable pictures in his past social media posts that were vulgar and referenced drug use. This dreadful incident crashed his political career. The doomed candidate withdrew his candidature, providing an open playing field to his opponents. Alas, he is not the only victim of...

The enigma & the benefits of the deep web

Rakesh Naik
July 27, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock The Deep web is and always has been an enigma to regular users of the internet. The deep web is almost like the oceans of Earth; while only 10% has been explored so far, what is unexplored is even more shocking and vast. The deep web is mostly known as the worst place for internet users to visit due to the myriad of crimes and illegal activities that can take place to victimise these users. The deep web is where governments hide secrets that they don’t want anyone to...

Why Covid19' is a game-changer in the whole cybersecurity domain?

Hamna Imran
July 21, 2021
It might surprise you that Telephone-operated Crime Survey for England and Wales (TCSEW) estimated a significant increase in physical crimes during April and May 2020 compared with a two-month average in the pre-lockdown period. While the falling trend might be observed across the majority of crime types like theft offenses and domestic burglary. The survey indicates a rise in computer misuse offenses during April and May. As hackers who progress on chaos visualized the outbreak as a way to...

Internet Privacy: Expectations vs. Reality

Dean Chester
July 7, 2021
Welcome, privacy enthusiasts! We are glad to see you again at COOLTECHZONE.COM . And today, we’d like to talk to you about something that is very important to understand to fully make use of a VPN. On the other hand, this thing is seldom discussed. It is, of course, myths and misconceptions about VPN technology. Without further delay, let’s get into it! Table of contents: Why there are so many VPN misconceptions Myths truth about VPNs: Reality check How to choose a VPN that won’t disappoint you...