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Category Archives: Cybercrime

How to pick the perfect password

PCWorld – Best practices for storing and creating: “Picking the perfect password comes down to a battle between two competing priorities: creating safe passwords that are lengthy and unique, and creating ones you can remember. You might think to yourself, I already have more passwords than I need! I’ve created passwords for years!  But with the rise… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 4, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 4, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex… Continue Reading

How Strong is Your Password? Use These 4 Tools to Find Out

MakeUseOf: “Creating and maintaining a strong password is a modern-day necessity. Like your house keys, a password acts as the main entry point to your online identity. That’s why cybercriminals are always on the prowl, searching for weak spots to crack your password and infiltrate your digital life. If you are worried about your password security,… Continue Reading

Billions of records have been hacked already. Make cybersecurity a priority or risk disaster, warns analyst

ZDNet – “A new report warns against relegating cybersecurity to the bottom of the to-do list. More data records have been compromised in 2020 alone than in the past 15 years combined, in what is described as a mounting “data breach crisis” in the latest study from analysis firm Canalys.  Over the past 12 months,… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 27, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 27, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

FTC – Ignore bogus COVID vaccine survey

Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC – “Scammers are using a new trick to steal your money and personal information: a bogus COVID vaccine survey. People across the country are reporting getting emails and texts out of the blue, asking them to complete a limited-time survey about the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine. (And… Continue Reading

Anyone with an iPhone can now make deepfakes

Washington Post – “We aren’t ready for what happens next. Realistic videos of people doing things that never really happened have become shockingly easy to create. Now is the time to put in some guardrails. The past few months have brought advances in this controversial technology that I knew were coming, but am still shocked… Continue Reading

5 Common Cybercrime Attack Vectors and How to Avoid Them

MakeUseOf – “The threat landscape has significantly expanded with the proliferation of the internet and digital connectivity. As of March 2020, there were more than 677 million new malware detections. This figure by Statista indicates a growing threat of cyberattacks against individuals and businesses. Cybercriminals take advantage of cyberattack vectors to bypass your basic security… Continue Reading

Three billion phishing emails are sent every day. But one change could make life much harder for scammers

ZDNet – “Three billion phishing emails are sent every day. But one change could make life much harder for scammers. Phishing attacks remain extremely popular with cyber criminals – but by applying DMARC, organisations can help thwart them. Cyber criminals are sending over three billion emails a day as part of phishing attacks designed to… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 21, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 21, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading