Security

All you need about 7 steps of Cyber Kill Chain

Rezarta Meni
July 27, 2021
This year began with the promise of a brighter future, but it looks like it will be a long way ahead. If you look at the 2021 statistics, you will notice that most of them are showing the fact that cybersecurity risks are increasing as a result of COVID-19 and the work-from-home approach, making that one of the most serious challenges that businesses face daily. Ignoring cybersecurity risks has been proven to be one of the costliest mistakes, but on the other hand, it is almost impossible to eliminate those. The battle between cyber dark side criminals and security professionals is never-ending. As a result, having defense tactics in place in this dangerous battleground may be the most effective way to mitigate those. In this case, the Cyber Kill Chain can be helpful. But what is it, why, and for what you can use this approach? Let's figure it out in this article. 📑 Table of Contents What is the Cyber Kill Chain? How does the Cyber Kill Chain Work? The Cyber Kill Chain Gaps...

Is the security of credit cards indeed as strong as we expect?

Darina Shramko
July 12, 2021
Image source - asiancsbank.com 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 article also: a practical guide for holders of bank cards of payment systems Visa, MasterCard, etc.; a functional safety guide for bank customers and employees. 📑 Table of contents: Bank credit card structure Credit card readers Chip EVM Card authentication Payer verification Transaction authorization Contactless payments Conclusion Disclaimer: This article discusses technologies that should be used to protect funds in bank accounts. Any use of these methods for hacking or unauthorized...

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 lousy internet surfing habits . A lot many people have suffered such losses due to their careless posting on social media. Moreover, many people have been exposed to hacks, scams, identity thefts, and physical harm at the hands of bad actors present online. Since the Internet is a public space and unsafe surfing can be very hazardous for you and your loved ones. While you are browsing the Internet, you must protect yourself because it is highly unregulated. Table of Contents Minimize Giving Out...

23 DIY privacy and security settings for your Windows

Rakesh Naik
August 1, 2021
Imagine someone stole your computer and now has access to all your sensitive information just because you weren’t careful enough to secure it on your computer. You wouldn’t like that, would you? In this article, we work on just how you can prevent such a breach of sensitive information that might be personal or of professional importance. In this article, we look at 23 different ways , which were tried and tested by your truly, that helps you improve the privacy of your Windows 10 PC . The exciting thing about all these methods is that you can implement these yourself on your computer and require no additional software installation whatsoever. Windows has always been a very important part of daily life for a lot of people around the world and has continued to remain the most popular operating system in the world. Windows is also the operating system with the greatest number of vulnerabilities making it quite easy to exploit user information and compromise their accounts. Just last...

The enigma & the benefits of the deep web. How to safely access the deep web yourself from home and precautions to keep you safe

Rakesh Naik
July 28, 2021
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 uncover. But, recently, a good side of the deep web has begun to show up; a twinkle of light in the otherwise dark world. In this article, we explore this aspect of the deep web, where it can be used to your advantage without causing any harm to yourself or the people around you. I also detail a few steps through which you too can access the deep web from your own computer, along with a few precautions for you to follow. 📑 Table of Contents Breaking the enigma of the deep web The deep web issues Deep web: A new hope...

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

Dean Chester
July 27, 2021
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 below for your convenience: How to Save Money by Using Free Versions Save by Setting Up Your Browser Wisely Increasing Your Cost Efficiency Free & Simple Tweaks You Should Do Save More on Internet Safety: Super-Secret Bonus Chapter How to Save Money by Using Free Versions 1. Use a free secure email address You got to start with your privacy somewhere, so why not with your email security? Gmail is far from safe, so we’d better find another provider. Luckily, there are alternatives that are secure and free, sometimes even...

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

Rakesh Naik
July 25, 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 Look for in a Good SIEM Software Real-Time Monitoring Scaling Threat Detection Response Times User Interface Integration Log Management Reporting How to Successfully Implement SIEM Software Requirements Gathering Correlation Rules Test Runs Data Collection Incident Response Plan Further SIEM Refining Top SIEM Tools on the Market SolarWinds Security Event Manager Splunk Enterprise SIEM McAfee ESM LogRhythm IBM QRadar Conclusion What is SIEM? Security Information and Event Management is...

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

Hamna Imran
July 25, 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 infiltrate people's devices and steal information that could be manipulated and resold on the Dark web. In March 2019, the World Health Organization pronounced the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 a pandemic. A declaration that leads to a massive number of companies asking employees to work from home. However, millions of workers signing in remotely to corporate networks lead to another threat, Cyberattacks. Hence sharing my knowledge on this topic is a necessity to me as a cyber researcher. In...

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

Nihad Hassan
July 25, 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 increasingly important? Since the start of the COVID19 disease, identity and access management have become more critical. Enterprises worldwide were forced to adopt the work-from-home model to continue working during the general lockdown; the massive shift of the workforce to become remote has increased cyber threats against users' credentials. On the other hand, the digital transformation which accelerated during the pandemic has boosted the importance of identity management . According to...

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

Hamna Imran
July 25, 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 threats Expert advice on being safe from attacks while using HTTPS Conclusion What is HTTPS? “Hyper text transfer protocol” is abbreviated as HTTPS . It is a secure HTTP extension. It is used by websites that install and configure SSL/TLS certificates to establish a secure connection with the server. Encryption: Encrypt the transmitted data to protect it from spyware. This means that when users browse the site, no one can "eavesdrop" on their conversations, track their actions on different pages,...

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

Hamna Imran
July 24, 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 security chain, says Kathy Hughes Being associated with Cyber Security, I am compelled to agree with him. Approximately 66 billion legal emails are sent on a daily basis. Unfortunately, an average of 303 billion illicit emails or malicious also spams inboxes. This information clearly shows the importance of monitoring spam emails while on their way to corporate users’ inboxes. As cyber threats evolve and new ones pop up every other day, it is evident that cybersecurity analysts have to step up as...

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

Rakesh Naik
July 21, 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 technology, the means of war have also changed with better and more efficient “ weapons " being used in cyberspace. The latest player in the world of cyberwarfare is Artificial Intelligence that adds to the efficiency of such cyberattacks. AI eliminates the human element and allows a high-performance system to take care of all the details of cyberspace attacks. While AI integrated warfare has many benefits, we need to also stay informed of the drawbacks of the technology. AI potentially has the...

Social media safety rules for 2021

Dean Chester
July 12, 2021
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 you how to use social media safely and secure your accounts. Let’s dive right in. Why social networks are not safe? Top threats of social media Security tips for social media privacy and safety How to stay safe on Facebook? How to protect your data on Instagram? How to guard yourself on Twitter? Why social networks are not safe? Taking into consideration current statistics and news about social network safety, it becomes evident that privacy and security on social media are far beyond the simple usage of a VPN service ...

What's My IP Address

Dean Chester
July 8, 2021
Caution! You are not protected! Hide your IP from ISPs, hackers, snoopers and other "prying eyes". If you care about your privacy, but you don’t know how to do it, read hide my IP guide and learn how a VPN will help to keep yourself private online. Hide your IP IP Address Guide DNS Leak Check What’s my router IP? How to check torrent IP? WebRTC Leak Check What do you need to know about your IP address? Once a gadget "goes out" to the global network, it is assigned with the unique number that indicates the geo-location of the gadget’s owner. It contains a certain combination of numbers which is individual for all network visitors. This number that serves to uniquely identify is called an IP address. What is it for? That’s simple! In order to perform connections between the rest of the digital world, one is required to have an IP address assigned by an Internet Service Provider (ISP). It’s worth noting that they should be personal, individual for all netizens. As you can see from the...

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 My conclusion Why there are so many VPN misconceptions One of the most surprising things for me in my line of work was, I have to admit it, how many people actually care about their online privacy and safety. I’ve met quite a few “laypeople” who were legitimately concerned about their cybersecurity and surveillance their governments and private companies alike put them under, and would like to hide their real IP addresses to up their privacy. However, it was not all that positive. I can safely...

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

Dean Chester
July 7, 2021
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 saying, why would anyone do that? Well, you’re about to find out in the very next section of this guide. If you feel like you know the basics already and want to get into the juicy bits, just use this quick navigation menu to skip ahead to whatever chapter you want: What de-googling is and why you should consider it How to quit Google services and best alternatives to them Conclusion What de-googling is and why you should consider it Cutting oneself off from Google and its many services completely or partially is a known...