Last Updated on 26 November 2023 by Daniel Identifying a high-risk website is crucial to protect yourself from potential threats such as scams, malware, or phishing attempts. Here are some signs that a website may be high-risk: Always trust your instincts and err on the side of caution. If a website raises concerns, it’s safer… Continue reading How can you spot a high risk website?
Last Updated on 24 November 2023 by Daniel Fiona Carroll, Cardiff Metropolitan University Do you know what the padlock symbol in your internet browser’s address bar means? If not, you’re not alone. New research by my colleagues and I shows that only 5% of UK adults understand the padlock’s significance. This is a threat to… Continue reading The vast majority of us have no idea what the padlock icon on our internet browser is – and it’s putting us at risk
Last Updated on 6 November 2023 by Daniel Benjamin Jensen, American University School of International Service and Chris Inglis, United States Naval Academy The global commons are under assault in cyberspace. Ransomware attacks, including North Korea’s WannaCry and Russia’s NotPetya, have disrupted vital medical services and global transportation systems, costing billions of dollars. Iran and… Continue reading Government cybersecurity commission calls for international cooperation, resilience and retaliation
Yes, hackers can use AI (Artificial Intelligence) for hacking, and the use of AI in cyberattacks is a growing concern in the cybersecurity community. AI can be employed by hackers to automate and enhance various aspects of their attacks. Here are some ways in which hackers can use AI for hacking: To counter these AI-driven… Continue reading Can hackers user AI for hacking?
Last Updated on 31 August 2023 by Daniel Cybercriminals use a variety of tactics to steal money from individuals and organizations. Their methods can range from targeting individuals with phishing scams to sophisticated attacks on financial institutions. Here are some common ways cybercriminals steal money: Preventing these types of attacks requires a combination of cybersecurity… Continue reading How do cybercriminals steal money?
The Dark Web refers to the encrypted and hidden part of the internet that cannot be accessed through standard search engines or web browsers. It is a subset of the Deep Web, which includes any web content that is not indexed by traditional search engines. The Dark Web is known for its anonymity and lack… Continue reading What is the Dark Web, and How Can We Combat It?
Yes, email addresses can be hijacked or compromised by attackers. There are several ways in which email addresses can be hijacked, including: To prevent email address hijacking, it is crucial to follow these security practices: By implementing these preventive measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of email address hijacking and enhance the security of… Continue reading Can Email Addresses Be Hijacked? If So, How Can You Prevent?
Yes, it is strongly recommended to force HTTPS (HTTP Secure) for your website. HTTPS encrypts the communication between your website and the user’s browser, ensuring that sensitive data transmitted over the network remains secure. By forcing HTTPS, you ensure that all traffic to your website is redirected to the secure HTTPS version. This helps protect… Continue reading Should I Force HTTPS?
Last Updated on 27 June 2023 by Daniel There are several signs that can indicate if a website has been hacked or compromised. Here are some common indicators to look for: If you suspect that your website has been hacked, it’s essential to act quickly to mitigate the damage. Begin by isolating and securing the… Continue reading What to Look For to See if my Website Has Been Hacked.
Last Updated on 22 June 2023 by Daniel Rajendran Murthy, Rochester Institute of Technology The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea When a person is notified of a data breach involving their personal information, if they react with a feeling of fear – as opposed to anger –… Continue reading Fear trumps anger when it comes to data breaches – angry customers vent, but fearful customers don’t come back