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 […]
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. So, it should come as no surprise that your personally identifiable information (PII) and login credentials to online accounts are under constant threat from identity thieves. What can you do […]
It’s hard to believe that Social-Engineer.org (SEORG) has been hosting the SECTF event for the past eight years. From small beginnings in 2010 the SECTF has grown into one of the most anticipated events at the SEVillage.
Malicious attackers are tireless as they search for personal and professional information; and they want it all. That information provides attackers with the knowledge needed to coordinate an approach that will elicit the right emotional response to achieve the desired compromise or breach. Where are they finding all this information? Let’s take a look at […]
Back in March we talked about Adobe’s Project VoCo which could recreate someone’s speech with only twenty minutes of recorded dialogue. Now just a few months later, Lyrebird claims it can recreate any voice with just one minute of recorded speech! Lyrebird also says it can make that speech have any intonation or emotion, from […]
Most of you have heard about cookies on the internet, but Web Beacons take tracking your browsing habits a step further. Web Beacons (aka: Tracking Pixels, Web Bugs, and Tracking Beacons) are mainly used by marketers to track how well an email, advertisement, or article is being received by their audience. Usually these 1×1 pixel […]
As a parent of an 11-year-old boy, I always wonder what he’s going to get himself into. (usually after reflecting on what I did when I was younger) I didn’t want him not to use technology, so I started him off with an iPod then when I got a new iPad, I gave him my […]
You have been hitting refresh on your keyboard nonstop. You have been nagging your parents. Even some of you have gotten your parents to email us asking when we will announce….. The time is here. The SECTF4Kids is back for a 5th year and the all new SECTF4Teens is now live and waiting for you […]