As Business Insider notes; "It's not just you — Google is having a massive outage". Many of Google services are not operating. These include Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and more. This seems to have started in India and Europe, but outages are now showing up on the East Coast of the U.S. Google has yet … Continue reading Google Outage Spreads Worldwide
People pay good money to search engine optimizing firms to make it onto the first page of Google search results. The bigger the company, the more you pay, and some pay tens of thousands of dollars every month. However, the average user or small business owner just has to do the best they can to … Continue reading How Scammers Use Google Search Results to Lure Victims
Routers distribute the internet connection you receive from your modem. They allow you to form your own network of interconnected devices. Some internet service providers offer a modem/router combination so that you don't need two separate devices. However, some people may prefer having a router to increase their WIFI signal strength and to have more … Continue reading Cheap Routers, Complete with Chinese Backdoors, Available Now!
Combine lockdowns with the holiday season, and you have a fertile breeding ground for hackers who would love to steal your personal information and, ultimately, your money. It's a good idea to be a paranoid web surfer during the holiday season, but which sites are the most dangerous? According to Kaspersky, these are the sites … Continue reading Facebook Users Beware: Criminals Position Themselves for Holiday Attacks
Scammers take advantage of human frailty. Difficult circumstances can plunge anyone into a troubled state of mind, and, in such a state, people can make bad decisions. Financial problems may make people take chances that they may not normally take, like believing in a get-rich-quick proposition in an email. Suffering from a romantic breakup may … Continue reading Double-tap Scammers: The Lowest of the Low
If you haven't yet heard, there's a depression pandemic sweeping the globe. According to a study done by the Boston University School of Public Health, depression has increased by 300% (3 times) when compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. It is not simply the life-threatening aspect of this virus that has caused this increase. … Continue reading The Depression Pandemic Meets a Brain Stimulation Headset
When, back in 2018, Australian National University (ANU) announced that it was hacked when an employee simply previewed a phishing email in the preview panel, few in the cybersecurity community believed it. They cynically remarked that this was probably a story concocted by an employee who actually clicked on a link or opened an attachment … Continue reading Zero-Click Hacks: The Holy Grail of Hacking
Last week, the F.B.I. and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported that state-sponsored Russian hackers succeeded in breaching a number of government networks and have "exfiltrated data from at least two victim servers." Admittedly, this whole scenario is a little confusing because these agencies claim that SLTT network members are specifically being targeted. … Continue reading Russian Hackers Position Themselves for Election Day Tampering
Back in August, William Evanina, the Director of the NCSC (National Cyber Security Center) warned that "Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia 'establishment.'" Although President Trump has not been particularly kind to Russia, they still feel they would have a … Continue reading Is Russia Behind the Release of the Hunter Biden Emails?
There seem to be three main types of election meddling making the rounds. These take the forms of phishing scams, disinformation scams, and direct meddling . Here is some information on each of these. Election-themed Phishing Scams All phishing scams need a victim's attention. They get this by piggybacking their malware on recent events or … Continue reading Election Scams: The Unsurprising October Surprises