The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly showing up in all facets of daily life and collecting personally identifiable information (PII) in massive quantities. From smart home thermostats to one-click purchasing, IoT devices collect PII to personalize experiences for consumers. In an increasingly digital and connected world, unprecedented immersion into environments of convenience, knowledge, and accessibility has become the norm. […]
The Social-Engineer team is collectively wrapping up their annual post-DEF CON foggy state, unburying from their backlog, and reminiscing on the amazingness that was the SEVillage at DEF CON 26. Can we say “WOW?” This was the SEVillage’s biggest (and arguably best) year yet and, though it has taken a full two weeks to overcome […]
Charlie Shrem, age 11, invests early and makes millions in Bitcoin! Dave Carlson makes $8 million per month in Bitcoin! Inspired by these and other true-life stories, some have felt that with the right timing, they too can get in early and become the next cryptocurrency millionaire.
The recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal put a spotlight on the nebulous world of data brokers and data mining. As you shop, browse the Internet, participate in a quiz, subscribe to a magazine, fill a prescription, or network on social media, data brokers are hovering in the background, stealthily collecting your personal information. In the […]
I know what you are thinking, “the Def Con 25 bus just finished running us over, it’s not possibly time for Def Con 26 is it?” My answer to you is, “yes, yes it is.” Not only is it time, but Def Con 26 prep has been in full force. The competitions are prepared, the […]
Identity thieves are phishing and pilfering your personally identifiable information (PII). Identity fraud reached a record high in 2017 with 16.7 million U.S. victims (an increase of 8 percent over 2016) and $16.8 billion dollars stolen. What can you do to safeguard your PII in 2018? Let’s take a look at three methods criminals are […]
Since the election of the current US president, many news agencies have discussed the possibility of social engineering being used as part of targeted influence campaigns and how they may have affected voters during the 2016 election.