As fashion rules go, the old “don’t wear white after Labor Day” mantra is going by the wayside, and the Identity Theft Resource Center couldn’t be happier. Why? Because they’ve got some “Wear Your WHITE” rules that are perfect all year long!
There are a handful of trusted sources for app content for your mobile devices, but sometimes even these vetted sources can let a few bad “app”les slip through.
Spear phishing is a growing and costly problem for email users. Mainly targeting businesses, this form of attack—also sometimes called “boss phishing” or “CEO phishing”—masquerades as an email from someone higher up in the company.
Public Wi-Fi connections have long been a source of potential danger to their users, and a new wave of malware attacks has made the threat even more real. Believed to be the work of foreign operatives, this malicious software is specifically meant to infect computers and devices that connect over hotel Wi-Fi.
There’s no limit to the creativity that scammers and hackers call upon to commit cybercrimes. With better awareness and detection of the current methods, criminals have to stay one step ahead in order to continue to target new victims. One of the more recently discovered forms of a cyberattack against businesses is the watering hole attack.
In a surprising turn of events, the man who literally wrote the rules on password safety now says that he regrets it. According to an article by Robert McMillan for the Wall Street Journal, Bill Burr of the National Institute of Standards and Technology wrote the guidelines that many of us still follow today, some fourteen years later.
The spectrum of scams, fraud, and identity theft includes a wide variety of skill levels among criminals.