Quishing, a combination of “QR code” and “phishing,” represents a growing cybersecurity menace that exploits QR codes to entice individuals into disclosing confidential information. What is Quishing? Quishing is the process of directing an end user to a fraudulent website through a QR code. The design of QR codes makes it impossible for the user
Multi-factor authentication (MFA), also known as two-factor authentication (2FA) or two-step verification, is a security mechanism that requires users to provide two or more different authentication factors before they can access a system, account, or application. These authentication factors fall into three main categories: Something You Know: This is typically a password or PIN only
October is not just about falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes; it is also Cybersecurity Awareness Month! This annual event is a crucial reminder of the ever-present need for digital security in our rapidly evolving technological landscape. To celebrate this important occasion, we are excited to kick off a series of weekly blogs covering essential
According to Yahoo, Apple has released a critical iOS 16 security update for iPhones and iPads to patch a particularly malicious bug that could allow a hacker to take over your device with no action on your part. The “zero-click, zero-day” exploit allows attackers to install NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, which could let them read
A surge of targeted cyberattacks is affecting LinkedIn, leading to a substantial number of accounts being either locked for security reasons or seized by malicious actors. As disclosed in a recent report from Cyberint, numerous LinkedIn users have raised concerns regarding the compromise of their accounts or being locked out, with an added challenge of
In today’s interconnected world, academia is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. The pursuit of knowledge and research makes it a prime target for bad actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities and gain unauthorized access to valuable information. Social engineering emerges as one of the most insidious methods hackers use to facilitate attacks. The FBI, U.S. Department of
The world of online communication has opened up a new era of convenience, but it has also led to a surge in deceptive practices, including email scams. One such insidious scam that has been operating for years, changing its guise just enough to evade email filters, involves offering Long-Term Care insurance coverage for school employees.
Valentine’s Day is here, and romance scammers are on the prowl again. Scammers use fake profiles to pretend to be interested in starting a romantic relationship with people and ultimately trick them into sending money or providing personal information. The goal of these scammers is to build trust with the victim over some time, often
The data collected by various online platforms and services can be used to identify you and provide personalized services. Some of this includes data about your name, address, interests, purchases, and social security and driver’s license numbers. It can also include information about your physical self, such as how many steps you take, other data
What is LastPass? LastPass is a password management software. It installs as a browser plug-in, standalone or mobile software. The user sets a “Master Password” and can use it to access all the different website passwords that are stored in a “Vault.” This makes it easier to store and manage passwords in a central location.