Encryption, and why it is so important

Encryption is a safe that safeguards our individual details that is held by organizations as well as government agencies. It is a lock that avoids identity thieves from swiping our information when we go to our bank accounts. It is an added layer of safety to guard our important infrastructures. And it is a protected envelope that maintains hackers from reading our personal communications.

2021-05-14T21:42:00-04:00May 17th, 2021|Mobile Security, Privacy, Web Security|

How much is your info worth on the Dark Web? For Americans, it’s just $8

Personal information from US citizens found on the Dark Web—ranging from Social Security numbers, stolen credit card numbers, hacked PayPal accounts, and more—is worth just $8 on average, according to a new report from tech research firm Comparitech. Researchers pored through the prices of personal data and information—called "fullz" by those searching for "full credentials"—that are available for sale on nearly 50 [...]

2021-02-26T18:09:30-05:00February 8th, 2021|Passwords, Privacy, Web Security|

30% of ‘SolarWinds’ Hacking Victims Did Not Actually Use SolarWinds Software, Feds Say

The hacker group behind the ongoing SolarWinds scandal found other ways to intrude on U.S. firms and public agencies than just compromising the titular software company. In fact, nearly a third of the victims of the hack—approximately 30%—have no connection to SolarWinds at all, said a senior federal security official this week. Brandon Wales, acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security [...]

2021-02-26T18:09:30-05:00January 29th, 2021|Privacy|
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