Protect Yourself Against Social Engineering in the Age of Cryptocurrency

“Bitcoin,” “Litecoin,” “Ethereum,” and “cryptocurrency” have rapidly become household names, though many households don’t have a firm understanding of the technology behind cryptocurrencies and the blockchain. To be fair, this lack of understanding extends to many professionals in the information technology and information security space, as well as professionals in the financial sector. Bitcoin carries the glamour and hope of the California Gold Rush, or the possibility of winning it big in Vegas, and, to some extent, those possibilities exist. Between teenage bitcoin millionaires driving the hype that now is the time to invest, a man who has outperformed his Continue Reading > The post Protect Yourself Against Social Engineering in the Age of Cryptocurrency appeared first on Social-Engineer.Com - Professional Social Engineering Training and Services.
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The Equifax Breach And What You Need To Know

It seems like a day doesn’t go by without another “breach” story in the news. So much that you might find yourself ignoring them as just another news story.   But we urge you NOT to ignore this one. Please.  Equifax was breached in May 2017. It looks like hackers used the vulnerability in the Apache STRUTS flaw.  65% of the Fortune 100 companies use STRUTS, so this vulnerability was not unique to Equifax.   Equifax did not discover the breach until July 2017.  Doing the math, the attackers had at least 3 months in their systems.  What did they get?  Hopefully Continue Reading > The post The Equifax Breach And What You Need To Know appeared first on Social-Engineer.Com - Professional Social Engineering Training and Services.
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Natural Disasters and the Social Engineer

In between presidential debates and mass marketing, there are news stories about natural disasters all over the globe.  Hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, landslides – to just name a few.  Many of us have friends or family that live or travel to these locations and when we see these news reports we are filled with fear.  Even if you have no family there, the lost of human life affects us and we are deeply saddened.  Recently when hurricane Matthew hit Haiti and Bahamas then North Carolina – you probably felt like we did.  Watching the number of those who died was upsetting Continue Reading > The post Natural Disasters and the Social Engineer appeared first on Social-Engineer.Com - Professional Social Engineering Training and Services.
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