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Phishing campaigns are using AMP URLs to avoid detection

Researchers have found a new phishing tactic which uses Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to make URLs look trustworthy. The tactic is designed to slip past both software and users on the lookout for strange and untrustworthy domain names. AMP is an open-source HTML framework designed to make web content load faster on mobile devices. The framework was o
Publish At:2023-08-03 22:05 | Read:876294 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness News phishing amp url captcha redirection

Docker Hub images found to expose secrets and private keys

Numerous Docker images shared on Docker Hub are exposing sensitive data, according to a study conducted by researchers at the German university RWTH Aachen. Needless to say, this poses a significant security risk. In traditional software development, programmers code an application in one computing environment only to find bugs or errors when it's deplo
Publish At:2023-07-19 22:05 | Read:936997 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness News Docker Docker Hub containerization secrets ex

How to spot and avoid a tech support scam

Despite the occasional arrests and FTC fines for tech support scammers (TSS) and their henchmen, there are still plenty of cybercriminals active in this field. Scams range from unsolicited calls offering help with your “infected” computer to fully-fledged websites where you can purchase heavily over-priced versions of legitimate security sof
Publish At:2023-05-10 22:02 | Read:339073 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Personal Scams Tech Support Scams Malwarebytes imp

Don't plug your phone into a free charging station, warns FBI

In a recent tweet, the FBI office in Denver warned consumers against using free public charging stations, stating that criminals have managed to hijack public chargers with the objective of infecting devices with malware or other software that can give hackers access to your phone, tablet or computer. “Avoid using free charging stations in airport
Publish At:2023-04-12 22:01 | Read:498229 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness News FBI juice jacking public chargers

8 cybersecurity tips to keep you safe when travelling

The best way to keep your devices safe when you're travelling is to be unplugged. If you don't need it, don't take it with you. But since that is not always an option, here are some tips to keep you safe while you travel. 1. Backup before you go The consequences of losing your device or having it stolen are worse when you are outside of your own environ
Publish At:2023-03-06 21:44 | Read:421846 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness News travel safe devices VPN backups connections u

iPhone calendar spam: What it is, and how to remove it

If you open up your iPhone and see a variety of messages claiming that you’ve been hacked, your phone is not protected, that viruses have damaged your phone, or, my personal favourite, “Click to get rid of annoying ads”, fear not. It’s quite possible you’ve accidentally wandered into a common form of scam: Calendar spam. Calenda
Publish At:2023-02-17 22:17 | Read:639082 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness News Scams iPhone calendar spam iOS mobile device

Tips for Gamifying Your Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program

In today’s technological world, educating people about cybersecurity awareness is an absolute necessity. According to one report, 82% of data breaches involved the human element, from social attacks to misuse of technologies. These errors are not always entirely preventable, as some level of human error is inevitable, but proper training in cybersecurity
Publish At:2022-11-29 07:51 | Read:1133103 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security awareness Cybersecurity gamification

Warning: "FaceStealer" iOS and Android apps steal your Facebook login

Earlier this month, security researchers from Meta found 400 malicious Android and iOS apps designed to steal user Facebook login credentials. Such mobile malware, which Malwarebytes detects typically as Android/Trojan.Spy.Facestealer, usually arrives as an app disguised as a useful or entertaining tool. But before the app can be ful
Publish At:2022-10-18 22:46 | Read:769064 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness News FaceStealer Facebook stealer Facebook Nathan

Security awareness campaign highlights things your bank will never say

If you like anti-phishing efforts, hashtags, and confusing but colourful video games, you’ll be interested to know that a security initiative involving all three is now live. The American Bankers Association and other banks in the US are involved in an awareness campaign tied in with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The campaign focuses on phish
Publish At:2022-10-11 22:46 | Read:691004 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Bank awareness campaign never say that security phish p

School app Seesaw compromised to send shock NSFW image

On Wednesday, parents and teachers reported that student learning platform, Seesaw, had been hacked after some users received an infamous explicit photo known as "goatse" on private chats. Schools from districts in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas all experienced similar issues, and began to sen
Publish At:2022-09-15 22:45 | Read:809065 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness News

How to protect yourself and your kids against device theft

In no time at all, kids will be going back to school or starting college. And while gearing up for this, it’s very important to be aware of the threat from device loss in the school environment. Maybe you are away at university for the first time and have a new place to live, or maybe your kids have devices they take into school. Whatever the reason, if y
Publish At:2022-08-03 07:54 | Read:1307229 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness back to school campus device encryption find lock

Malware spent months hoovering up credit card details from 300 US restaurants

Criminal hackers have been able to steal at least 50,000 credit cards from 300 restaurants in the US, after launching two Magecart campaigns that target the MenuDrive, Harbortouch, and InTouchPOS online payment platforms: Magecart is a web-skimmer—malware that is injected onto a vulnerable website so it can steal credit card information as it’s ente
Publish At:2022-07-25 11:52 | Read:764530 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Harbortouch Insikt Group InTouchPOS Jerome Segura

YouTube AI wrongfully flags horror short “Show for Children” as suitable for children

When content creators flag one of their own videos as inappropriate for children, we expect YouTube’s AI moderator to accept this and move on. But the video streaming bot doesn’t seem to get it. Not only can it prevent creators from correcting a miscategorization, its synthetic will is also final—no questions asked—unless the content creator appe
Publish At:2022-07-08 16:02 | Read:988332 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness artificial intelligence Kris Staub Local58TV moder

Dial 311 for… cybersecurity emergencies?

Members of the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee of CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) have proposed an emergency cybersecurity call line for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Should the proposition be approved, SMBs would be able to call 311 in the event of a cybersecurity incident. CISA’s cyberhygiene subcommittee head,
Publish At:2022-06-23 16:01 | Read:1049150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness 311 cisa cyber incident emergency line Cybersecuri

Internet Safety Month: 7 tips for staying safe online while on vacation

Going on vacation has never been more talked about and anticipated. I mean—for many of us, it’s been a while. But before you get lost in dreamy thoughts of sun, sea, and sand, you might want to set aside some time to plan on how to keep your devices, and your data, safe while you are relaxing Your devices need some prepping, too Before anythin
Publish At:2022-06-20 13:00 | Read:756338 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Internet Safety Month 2022 privacy tips security t


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