Chances are you’ve heard of BitCoin. Even if you’ve never used it, the crypto-currency – which skyrocketed to be valued at over $14,000 in December – has grown in popularity. But who created BitCoin? How did he do it? And what were his motivations?  There’s little known about the virtual creator of BitCoin known as Satoshi Nakamoto. what is...
The latest cyber-attack – patrolling under the name of Petya – made its debut nearly two days ago on June 27. Known to be a ransomware attack that encrypts stolen data until a fee is paid in BitCoin, Petya has infected thousands of targets across the Ukraine, Russia, India, and the U.S. The ransomware uses...
A world-respected security expert, Steven Bellovin’s Thinking Security: Stopping Next Year’s Hackers tackles the problem of cyber security head-on. Many people believe they’re secure if they follow the same protocol from the year before, but with technology changing all the time, it’s not sufficient. Thinking Security helps you understand security systematically, so you can stay updated on rapidly...
Your internet connection might slow down after December 14th. On that day, the FCC will vote on Ajit Pai’s proposal to reverse Title II in the Communication Act.  Title II ensures that the government monitors all ISPs, so they cannot throttle your connection or charge you more money. If Ajit Pai’s plan passes, then internet providers will be able to block...
When looking for a VPN provider, it’s always important to know where their servers are located. Let’s say you want to watch a TV show from the UK, but the content is blocked because you don’t live there. If your VPN doesn’t have a server in the UK, you won’t be able to mask your...
Back in 2014, Adam Shostack – a program manager and security developer for Microsoft – published a book on threat modeling. His book, which is available in Kindle and paperback, explains how to optimize network security for software developers, security managers, and security professionals.   We sat down with him to talk about his book...
Malware Threats by Saiful Hassan is a new book (published June 2017) that takes you through various security threats – from social media to your bank account – and how you can protect yourself from them. We sat down with the author, Saiful Hassan, to see why he wrote this book and how it can help your...