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Bitcoin Security
By: Sean Mancini
January 5, 2018

If you have been hearing the news lately there has been a lot of media attention about Bitcoin. What is bitcoin?Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that is digital and has no central body governing it which also means there are no middlemen such as banks or other financial institutions. Whatever your reasons for investing in the currency there are some things that ...

DMCA Defined and Described
By: Brian Scott Luke, MBA
January 4, 2018

One of the best benefits of The Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1995 (DPRSRA) was that DPRSRA created a public performance right for record companies, and their signed artists, in certain sound recordings when the content is broadcast by digital audio transmission. Previously, only songwriters and publishers enjoyed this performance right.  This new right is a limited ...

What is CISM and is the Certification Worth it?
By: Vikrant Saran
January 4, 2018

Certified Information Security Manager [CISM] is a certification meant for professionals involved in IT security management and governance. The certification is offered by Information Systems Council Audit and Control Association [ISACA], a global organization involved in imparting the best practice for information systems management.  Earning of CISM credential leads to career advancement because the CISM is ranked as ...

EML to PST Converter (Windows Live Mail to Outlook PST Conversion)
By: adambreowns
January 2, 2018

Email has been the important part of our day-to-day life. We just can’t live without email in this modern world. Whether you are an individual or an entrepreneur running an organization, you cannot even imagine smooth functioning of your business without email. Without email, every small task would have been complex in this world. Emails have widely been used ...

Virus Video_6447.zip Or Digmine Cryptocurrency Miner
By: Zubair Ansari
January 1, 2018

Attention: Someone could be misusing your computer as a source of power to make money! If anyone trusted a friend of yours from Facebook and they sent you a video file (with a zipped archive) to you on messenger just don’t click on it. Because anyone can mine cryptocurrency by using your one click. But there is ...

The Mac Mail to PST File Application
By: alessaadam
January 1, 2018

In proceedings you testament admittance EML to Outlook 2010 by using chivvy unfixed redemption answer of EML to Outlook Converter. The software is the end solution to designate EML to Outlook 2010 with email properties, attachments, folder toy, etc from Windows Post, Windows Active email, OE mail, Thunderbird Post, etc. Without any vex you module pose our software  ...

15 Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know About the Birth of the Internet
By: joekobersy
December 30, 2017

The Internet has greatly become an axiom in our daily lives, but that wasn't the case some 25 years ago when we lived without the Internet. It would be interesting to glimpse a quick look at the birth of the whole-nine-yards of World Wide Web, which all invented by a British Knight! Sir Tim ...

What is DNS over TLS (RFC-7858)?
By: Sean Mancini
December 29, 2017

There is a new security mechanism coming to DNS  which is called DNS over TLS the current DNS infrastructure uses UDP traffic that is sent in clear text which means it can be read by anyone who is sniffing traffic  Also for some it provides that extra privacy The current DNS implementations use UDP port 53  to accept connections from ...

UNM4SK3D: Facebook, Huawei, and Nissan
By: Olivia
December 29, 2017

#cryptocurrency  Sure, everyone loves a funny cat video, but if you receive a video file ( packed in zip archive ) sent by someone through Facebook messenger, think twice before opening it. That video may just be a cryptocurrency mining bot.  Discovered by researchers from security firm Trend Micro, this new bot is spreading through Facebook ...

GDPR Made Simple
By: Christopher Bainbridge
December 28, 2017

Anyone who is not involved in the world of Information Security could be forgiven for not having heard about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) but if you are in this field you are more likely to have heard about it and wondered how it will affect practices in your role and across the business.I will attempt to ...