Security Is Essential

Cyber Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

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  • Facebook + Dating

    Facebook has jumped into the dating game. This does not mean it pairs the already made Facebook profile with other profiles. You have to manually opt in and you will only see profiles of other people who also opted in. The new feature will not let you see friends, only people who have not been friended yet. This is an interesting feature as Facebook has cut out the middleman and…

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    Passwords – What are they?

    What is a password? A password is a series of numbers or letters in a sequence that when entered will grant you access to a software or system. When you create an account you are prompted for a password to be able to unlock it and gain access to your account. This allows you to use the system. Another way would be to imagine that you bought a house and…

  • PUBG Ransomware

    This is a very interesting piece of ransomware as it is in fact ransomware but does not actually hold your files ransom. Well, it doesn’t demand that much of a ransom. Just play 1 hour of the popular game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and it will release your files to you. Bleeping Computer reports that playing will unlock the files after 3 minutes as this how it takes to get shot in…

  • LawBreakers

    Good game but ultimately doomed from the start as Cliff alienated his player base and tried too hard to make sure people know it was nothing like Overwatch. A move which caused more people to compare to Overwatch. https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/06/lawbreakers-is-dying/

  • Post Pentest+ Thoughts

    The test was much harder than I had imagined. It was more hands-on experience than simply reading a book and remembering what was on it. Overall it was a great learning experience and I was enthused to learn that I knew more than I thought. My NMAP skills were great as well but my knowledge of Python and Ruby were non-existent. My small interaction with PCI compliance was an immense…

  • Taking The Pentest+ Tomorrow

    I have pushed off on taking this test due to the fact that work got in the way and I had personally studied enough for it. I have rescheduled it once and was on the verge of doing it again when I realized that this pattern would continue. I have decided to go ahead and take it, whether I’m ready for it or not. I have my test tomorrow 10…

  • Blamestorming

    Blamestorming (noun) – group discussion regarding the assigning of responsibility for a failure or mistake. Example: When the network went down, there was a bridge call to determine how it went down and who’s responsible for that happening.

  • Pre-merger

    Pre-merger: Occurring or existing before a merger Pre-merger is the period before a company is bought, is the discussions and/or negotiations phase. Mergers may be friendly or hostile. Friendly mergers are when a company names a price and negotiations and discussions take place. Hostile mergers or takeovers are when the purchasing company goes straight to the company’s shareholders or fight to replace management to get the acquisition approved.

  • SNMP

    SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol Version 1 – First version. Easy to set up. Everything in plain-text which means an attacker can intercept the strings when being transmitted. Version 2 – Similar to version 1. Adds support for 64-bit counters. Most devices support SNMP V2 automatically as version 1 is no longer recommended due to its lack of security. Version 3 – Adds security to the 64-bit counters.…

  • Elicitation!

    Dictionary.com defines Elicitation as “to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke”. In essence, this means to draw out the truth or similar information willingly or against their will.