Cyber Security & Technology to help you stay safe online

Ransomware only affects businesses… right?

Ransom + Software = Ransomware. Ransomware is a malicious-type of software (aka, Malware) that gets invoked often by phishing, where you receive an email with an attachment or link and opening opening either. When activated, it invokes a series of events that causes your PC to become infected by installing its malicious software onto your […]

Incognito isn’t the same as being invisible

All web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, etc.), all offer some form of Incognito mode: In Chrome and Firefox, they call it “Incognito“, in Microsoft Edge, it’s called “InPrivate“. But what does it do? Looking at it, you get the impression that it makes you invisible and they can’t track you. That’s not what it […]

Security Question: What’s your mother’s maiden name?

Those security questions are a convenience for you, and an opportunity for the bad guy. OSINT:  (noun) Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is a multi-methods (qualitative, quantitative) methodology for collecting, analyzing and making decisions about data accessible in publicly available sources to be used in an intelligence context. In the intelligence community, the term “open” refers to […]