With the social distancing recommendations to combat the covid-19 pandemic, many people are being responsible by staying home and meeting online. This has lead to rapid growth in videoconferencing services like Zoom whose daily subscribers have increased from 10 million in December to over 200 million in just 3 monthes. Zoom is a videoconference market […]
The Security Checklist site is a good resource for explaining best practices and recommended tools you can use to improve safety and security on the Internet. I agree with their recommendations and use them myself. Consider contributing to support this valuable resource. Examples Use a password manager – 1Password Use a strong device passcode Use
Ransomware, where attackers encrypt your data and demand a ransom to release it, is starting to become a common threat. Threat intelligence techniques are required to determine if you are susceptible to this type of attack.
Cory Doctorow explains how the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is battling the perfect storm of bad security, abusive business practices, and threats to the very nature of property itself. In the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) there is a need to take action to avoid a dystopian future. Cory identifies the disastrous consequences of DRM
Psychological research has shown that the saying “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth”, a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels, does have some validity. Of course this does not really make something the truth but people start believing it is and among psychologists something like this is
Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks are a big problem affecting the availability of services on the Internet. Problems with business models in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) will lead to these devices to be used in botnets since they are largely insecure low hanging fruit. Bruce Schneier provides some context on
The following are some reference links requested from my Information System Security Officer Orientation course. Reference for Urban Legends and Scams Snopes.com Free Windows Malware Protection Applications: Windows Security Utility Software Windows Anti-Virus Software original Windows Anti-Virus Software update Web of Trust Crowdsourced Website Reputation This browser WOT software can provide warnings about Web sites