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Data Analysis Surprise: Least Expected Organization Groups Fall Victim to Phishing Attacks
By: Bora Aytun Keepnet Labs
May 29, 2018

2017 was a record year for security incidents and data breaches. Phishing has become a huge threat to businesses and consumers worldwide, 1 and the number of recorded phishing attacks continues to grow exponentially. It is predicted that by 2020, phishing will be the number one cyber threat to your organization. 2 The above is common knowledge and ...

Identifying Phishing Emails: There is Nothing Good on the Other Side of That Link!
By: bigfattug
May 28, 2018

Cyber security is a hot topic these days, and for good reason. People are catching on, and they are seeing the need to learn about cyber security, whether they are a personal user or a business. But where do you start? Most people are not technically savvy; they are users in one capacity or another. Even people whose ...

Blockchain: Not Just for Digital Currency
By: Jessica
May 27, 2018

The word “blockchain” sounds self-explanatory in meaning, but there’s so much more to the term that comes down to one thing: decentralization. Centralized systems have been natural parts of our everyday lives for ages. For any matters involving U.S. federal law, for instance, one must report to the centralized federal government based in Washington, D.C. To electronically send money, ...

Keep Your Children Safe Online With Parental Control Apps
By: Jessica
May 27, 2018

Well before the surge of smartphones and mobile apps, and even before the age of the Internet in the nineties, keeping your children safe was a major responsibility, but it was pretty straightforward compared to how it is now. Back in the day, you told your children not to talk to strangers or take gifts from them. Children were ...

Inundated with Privacy Policy Emails and Questionable Acceptance Requests?
By: KMCLink
May 27, 2018

First, before I get down to the issue, let me apologize to the DevOPs and Marketing professionals who read this. I don’t intend to offend anyone, but I believe that after reading this, you will understand the irony and disbelief experienced by those of us trying to wade through all the new regulations and compliance being requested by the ...

Protect your computer! Let’s talk about Ransomware…
By: 奥力
May 26, 2018

Zenis, WannaCry, Bitman, Sombra, Spora, Jigsaw, Cerber, Microp, Crysis, CryLocker, Stampado, and Cryptodef are by no means all the ransomware families trying to extort money in exchange for your data. One early example of ransomware occurred in 1989 . Attackers circulated the ransomware via a floppy disk using snail mail, and it affected operating systems. ...

10 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018
By: megmittal
May 26, 2018

Cybersecurity is now the topmost concern for all organizations. Given what happened in the previous years - the Equifax breach, WannaCry, Peta, Phishing scams, etc., 2018 is considered to be a terrifying year. Technology is getting better and so are the hackers.The predictions are that 2018 will be the year of a machine-on-machine attack. AI cyberattacks will be ...

How to Delete Data Permanently from Computer
By: arunaattri
May 25, 2018

Simply deleting a file or formatting a computer’s hard drive doesn’t actually remove the data from your hard drive. The thing is, when you delete a file, it is moved to the recycle bin, and when you empty the recycle bin or use the ‘ shift + delete ’ keys, you are actually deleting the path to ...

Getting Errors During Office 365 Email Exports to PST? Try This Export Tool!
By: magstephen08
May 25, 2018

Are you unable to export Office 365 emails to a PST file from Exchange Online eDiscovery? Say you're logged into Office 365. You're in the Exchange Admin Center and want to export your eDiscovery search results to a PST file. You select the “Export to a PST file” option but are met with an error message. To get around ...

Is it Phish? How to Detect!
By: Abishek
May 24, 2018

Let's start with "What is Phishing ?" Phishing is one of the most common types of social engineering attacks. It's an attempt technique used by malicious actors to trick the user into divulging sensitive information by disguising a trap as a trusted entity in electronic communication. Now that we know what phishing ...