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Computers are being turned into bots by hackers to perform DDoS attacks.
Sabrina Lupsan
Aug 25, 2021

Why using Torrents can trap your computer into a botnet

An analysis of botnets and how your computer can become a part of them without you knowing it.

How your laptop can be hacked at the Airport

Jugersa Smaja
August 6, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock It is commonly and generally an inevitable part of human nature to underrate the overall security measures related to the technological devices we own. As there is a hacker attacking every 39 seconds, the chances are you might as well get hacked and re-think of your laptop’s security. Here’s a real scenario. Did you finish up the work on your laptop while you were waiting for your gate at the airport to be opened? I bet you do not remember the state of your laptop...

How to organize threat intelligence data?

Dmytro Cherkashyn
August 2, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock I bet you have seen the pyramids of Giza at least once in a movie or a picture. But have you ever seen Pyramid of Pain (PoP) , which is really famous among threat intelligence and threat hunters? We will take a look at the concept of PoP and why it became so popular. But most importantly, we will check practical cases on its use. Table of contents: Why does this pyramid representation called Pyramid of Pain? What are the 6 levels of the Pyramid of Pain? Hash values...

Top identity threats to watch for in 2021 and how to protect against them

Nihad Hassan
August 2, 2021
Image source – pixabay.com Did you know that your lovely Internet shop can store your payment methods nonencrypted? Or your smart home device can be spoofed with all private detail revealed to malicious actors? There are thousands of different methods for stealing your private data, which can threaten your identity authenticity, meaning somebody can use your digital-me. Here, we will look at most evolving threats and learn effective ways of protecting against them. 📑 Table of Contents What is...

Is it possible to cause the blackout by hacking 250k electric cars?

Darina Shramko
July 27, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock I suppose you have never thought about the fact that your car can become a deadly weapon in the hands of an evil genius. People live a carefree life, naively believing that emergencies and disasters exist only in a parallel reality, which can be read about in newspapers. Of course, if you don't read the news, you can shield yourself from the real world for a while. But you will be able to live in rose-colored glasses exactly until the car in your garage unleashes a...

Understanding Cyber Security and modern threats

Darina Shramko
July 7, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock Did you know that invisible warriors are fighting for your online privacy right now? We go to work, play sports, and do not even realize that large-scale cyber wars are waged behind our backs every day. It's like a Tarantino thriller, you say. However, this is our reality, and it is more threatening than any movie! By deciding to become a user of the Internet, you have become a link in the dangerous chain of digital reality. I bet you are extremely curious to know...

Internet Safety 101: A Parent’s Guide to Their Child’s Safety on the Internet for 2021

Rakesh Naik
July 1, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock Worried about what your child is looking at on the internet? Are you sure your child is safe while using the internet? Wouldn't you like to keep your child safe while using the internet? This article is meant just for this. In the article below, I discuss kids' safety on the internet, various dangers that they might encounter on the internet, and a few steps that you, as a parent, can take for keeping your child safe while using the internet. This would include...

How can Smart Cities assist Cybercriminals in extending their Botnets?

Ozair Malik
June 21, 2021
Image source – Shutterstock Can you guess most favorite device type for Botnet creators? It is not hard at all, it is Internet-of-Things. They are spreading out so quick and remain so vulnerable, that any other device can’t be so delicious for operators of Botnets. In this era of information technology, the world has become a Cyberspace where everything is connected through the Internet. You might have observed that every day you hear about some advancement in the digital world. This is because...

Mobile Cyber Security Threats [2021]

Dean Chester
August 6, 2021
Is it possible to hack a smartphone that contains an electronic copy of our lives? To answer this question, I turned to a real hacker with experience in the work with mobile platforms. Based on the information received, I created a detailed guide about protecting against mobile threats, which I filled with the most useful information on the topic of hacking smartphones and tablets. Mobile platforms have become so deeply integrated into our life that in some ways they make the biggest part of it...

Phishing: The Great Guide to Protection [2021]

Dean Chester
August 6, 2021
Hundreds of millions of people around the world experience phishing every year. With the help of it, the largest companies in the world are hacked, and over the past year there has been a sharp increase in such cases. In this article, I will talk about phishing and what methods are used by cybercriminals to trick even the most careful users, and how to effectively defend against it. To give the most relevant and comprehensive information, including the one that isn’t in open sources, I...

How Malware Works and How Much Hackers Earn [2021]

Dean Chester
July 7, 2021
Hello! My name is Dean Chester and I research security issues on the Internet. For this article, I contacted someone who until recently worked on the "dark side." He described how hackers infiltrate victims' computers and smartphones and how they earn hundreds of millions of dollars. In the past three to five years, the activities of hackers and attackers using malicious software have changed dramatically. The main methods of infection have changed, the professionalism of the performers has...