I Spy With My Little Eye: A Guide to Social Media OpSec

Estimated difficulty: πŸ’œπŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ Happy Friday and happy (continued) cybersecurity awareness month! For those of you that don’t know, October is renowned for being cybersecurity awareness month – a month dedicated by security professionals to raise awareness in cybersecurity, specifically to the everyday user of technology that may not be security-savvy. Continue Reading

Locked Out: What is Ransomware?

Estimated difficulty: πŸ’œπŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ Ransomware can be a costly attack to organisations of all sizes. Recently Garmin fell victim to a ransomware attack, with reported ransoms of up to US$10 million in exchange to reinstate company files. According to a The State of Ransomware 2020 by Sophos, the global average cost Continue Reading

Misery Business: Sextortion Emails

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Content Warning: This post includes discussion of sensitive topics such as revenge porn and blackmail. This week I’m primarily going to cover sextortion phishing campaigns, and a little about how to deal with these sorts of emails. I’ll also include some resources at the end of the post discussing general (non-phishing) sextortion, and organisations who can help if somebody tries to blackmail you with, or releases your personal content without your consent.

B3st Pass**rd Pr@ct!ces

Estimated difficulty: πŸ’œπŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ Passwords have been a form of securing your accounts for years. They are your key to unlock the door to your account for want of a better metaphor. You are the only person that should know your password, as the creator and keeper of this information. My Continue Reading