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Set of online resources from AV-Comparatives.org

Here is a set of resources put together by AV-Comparatives.org : General guidelines in minimizing risks Online vulnerability starts with human vulnerability E-mail security Web navigation Safe online banking Safe online gaming Safe streaming Safe file… The post Set of online resources from AV-Comparatives.org appeared first on Improve Your Security. Want to get the book ? Get it from here: Improve your Security”


DOS challenges with ITsecurity.co.uk

We were faced on ITSecurity.co.uk with a problem which was at first out of our control: “somebody” is creating, probably without knowing, a denial of service on this website. The consequence was that it was “consuming” the accesses to the database behind this WordPress site. The ISP hosting the website limits the accesses to 50K a day. More accesses require a high plan, three times more expensive. The “somebody” is an IP from Canada which, considering the fact that it is retrying every second, it is most probably a script out of control. First thing, I contacted the owner of the IP address at their abuse email. I didn’t receive any kind of feedback from them and I don’t think that they did anything about it. Second, I installed the Wordfence plugin and instructed it to block that IP address: 72.55.186.72   The reason why I write this post is related to Denial Of Service attacks in general: What do you do when you’re under attack (DOS) ? What about a distributed attack (DDOS)? I remember the case of Brian Krebs who had his site hosted on Akamai hit with one of the largest DDOS in recorded history  (link).   Do you have experience…


Ransomware: Prevention is the best solution

Ransomware is malicious software that denies you access to your computer or files until you pay a ransom. There are several types of ransomware that are commonly seen: files/folders encryptors screen ‘lockers‘ MBR ransomware (MBR: master… The post Ransomware: Prevention is the best solution appeared first on Improve Your Security. Want to get the book ? Get it from here: Improve your Security”


How to recognize a money laundry scam

This is the state of mind you should always have when you read an email. When something is too good to be true, it usually isn’t true. Here is an email I got, which sounds…… The post How to recognize a money laundry scam appeared first on Improve Your Security. Want to get the book ? Get it from here: Improve your Security”


How to recognize a targeted malware/phishing attack

I received an email pretending to be from my hoster Strato (known as Cronon AG) telling me that my domain I have for my IT Consulting business has been suspended because of complains they received…. The post How to recognize a targeted malware/phishing attack appeared first on Improve Your Security. Want to get the book ? Get it from here: Improve your Security”


Encryption is not solving all cybersecurity problems

I visited last week the IAA in Frankfurt, Germany. IAA stands for International Automobile Exhibition and takes place every year in Frankfurt, Germany. This is the place where every year the latest cars are being presented but also the newest technologies around cars. This year it was a lot about mobility, interaction, autonomous parking and driving, interconnectivity between cars and IoT. I went there to address more the car parts suppliers (Tier 1 and 2) than the car manufacturers. For us it was more interesting to get involved in the devices that are easily and directly attackable. Things like entertainment systems, connected devices of the car, GPS devices,etc.. Not a single car parts manufacturers we talked to wants to openly speak about security. Not because they don’t have it or because they don’t address it. My impression was that speaking about security is like speaking about something that nobody wants to happen?  The most used argument was: “Why would anyone hack us/our device? They don’t have anything to gain.” I wrote a dedicated post about this visit and what I think about the state of cyber security in cars.   The other argument I’ve heard was: But the connection to all…


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Cyber security tips (in German and English)

If you understand German, there are tons of information about CyberSecurity and how to improve your security. BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) has a lot of resources published here:Alliance for Cybersecurity : http://ift.tt/UQNm4c The materials are available here: http://ift.tt/1ILTynT They… < p class=”more-link-p”>Read more → The post Cyber security tips (in German and English) appeared first on Improve Your Security. Want to get the book ? Get it from here: Improve your Security”


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