Be Careful When Using Images Grabbed Online In Your Documents

It’s very tempting and, honestly, I’m doing it from time to time… I search for pictures on the Internet and use them in my documents! Why it could be dangerous in some cases? Let’s put aside copyright issues (yes, some pictures might not be free of use) but focus on the risk of linking pictures into your presentations, reports, …

This Week in Security: OpenWRT, Favicons, and Steganographia

OpenWRT is one of my absolute favorite projects, but it’s had a rough week. First off, the official OpenWRT forums is carrying a notice that one of the administrator accounts was accessed, and the userlist was downloaded by an unknown malicious actor. That list is known to include email addresses and usernames. It does not appear that password hashes were exposed, but just to be sure, a password expiration has been triggered for all users.

The Top 5 Phishing Scams of 2020

Covid-19 threw our world into turmoil – from battling against a pandemic we never expected, all the way to keeping up with the contentious U.S. election. While we have had our eyes turned, cybercriminals have been watching and waiting to take advantage of poorly secured networks and distracted victims.

How to upgrade Discord security

It’s more fun to compete with your friends on CS:GO or Apex Legends if everyone is on the same instant messaging platform. For lots of people, having a platform to joke around, chat in general, and stream gameplay for friends is a crucial part of the game. If you’re a big fan of online games, you’ve probably already used Discord, which over the years has become the go-to communication channel for gamers. Some games and gaming platforms have their own Discord servers for finding teammates, contacting tech support, or just chatting.

Analyze Attacker Behavior, Endpoint Detection Anomalies with LogRhythm and Carbon Black  

As cyberthreats continue to grow, enterprises like yours are challenged more than ever to protect the business from damage. And threats aren’t going away. By 2021, Cybercrime Magazine predicts a ransomware attack will occur on businesses every 11 seconds, up from every 40 seconds in 2016. What’s more, cybercrime costs are expected to grow to $10.5 trillion by 2025.

Daily Crunch: Apple might be working on a VR headset

A new report suggests there’s a pricey Apple VR headset in the works, Facebook’s Oversight Board will examine one of the social network’s most consequential decisions and we review the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. This is your Daily Crunch for January 21, 2021.

How Bitcoin is helping middle-class users survive the pandemic

Leigh Cuen is a reporter in New York City. Her work has been published by Vice, Business Insider, Newsweek, Teen Vogue, Al Jazeera English, The Jerusalem Post, and many others. Follow her on Instagram at @leighcuen. More posts by this contributor

Regulators may still want to imply Bitcoin is merely a tool for criminals, but for many middle-class users, it’s proving to be a lifeline.