Tag: Attacks & breaches

What is ARP poisoning?

An address resolution protocol (ARP) poisoning is a cyberattack that involves a hacker sending fake ARP messages to a network to associate the attacker’s MAC address with the IP addresses of other devices. This type of man-in-the-middle attack allows bad actors to steal and manipulate sensitive data, disrupt network performance, and damage infrastructure. This article…
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September 24, 2023 0

Evil twin attack: Definition, detection, and prevention

An evil twin attack is when a hacker creates a rogue access point imitating a legitimate Wi-Fi network to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data, online, and financial accounts. Your device can be attacked in your local cafe, university library, or airport on the way to a vacation. Let’s discuss how to detect and prevent…
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September 12, 2023 0

Data leak notification on an iPhone: View and secure compromised passwords

“This password has appeared in a data leak, which puts this account at high risk of compromise. You should change your password immediately.” Your personal data is at risk if you’ve got this message on your iOS device. This blog post will explain what to do if you get such a notification and how to…
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August 29, 2023 0

What is DarkSide ransomware, and how can you protect yourself from it?

Unlike other ransomware attacks focusing on mediocre gains, DarkSide emerged as a ransomware family hungry for big profits. Targeting only large companies that could open their wallets wide, the DarkSide ransomware group created a well-operating platform to lift cybercrime to another level. But did this start-up-like service scale up? Read on and learn how to…
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August 28, 2023 0

Data exfiltration: Definition and prevention

“Data exfiltration” is an umbrella term to define multiple digital threats. How can you prevent it? This article will increase your awareness of data exfiltration, its techniques, and how to protect yourself online. Contents What is data exfiltration? How data exfiltration works Types and techniques of data exfiltration The consequences of data exfiltration How to…
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August 11, 2023 0

NFC security: 10 security risks you need to know

Most smartphones have near field communication (NFC) built into them, allowing for easy contactless payment processes. NFC systems can be exploited by hackers, however, so in this article we’ll cover the eight major NFC risks you should know about. What is NFC? NFC, or near field communication, is a system for devices to communicate over…
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August 10, 2023 0

SIM swap scam: What it is, and how to protect yourself

SIM swap scams are relatively easy to carry out but may cost the victims thousands of dollars. The attacker calls your mobile provider and asks them to transfer your SIM card to a device that they control. And that’s where all the show begins. In this article, we’ll deconstruct the SIM swap fraud for you,…
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August 2, 2023 0

DDoS attack: Meaning, types, and protection

DDoS attacks can disrupt the normal functioning of an organization, rendering its website and online services unavailable to users. This malicious cybercrime is one of the primary cybersecurity concerns today. Read on to find out what DDoS attacks are, how they work, and how to protect yourself. Contents What is a DDoS attack? How does…
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July 27, 2023 0

What is wardriving? How to prevent it

Wardriving is a method used by hackers to gather information on unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Armed with this information, a bad actor could exploit a vulnerable wireless network and launch cyberattacks against its users. In this article, we explain how wardriving works and how you can prevent it. What is wardriving? Wardriving in cybersecurity is a…
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July 21, 2023 0

What are IoT attacks?

An IoT attack is a cyberattack that targets Internet of Things systems, which include physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other objects embedded with software that enables them to collect or exchange data. As IoT grows, the number of cyber threats increase. Read on to learn more about IoT attacks and how to protect your systems.…
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July 20, 2023 0