Hackers use familiar brands like Dropbox to steal login credentials and spread malware
It’s funny how hackers, phishers, and scamsters can be blatantly obvious and inexplicably unpredictable at the same time. I’m saying obvious because they target the most widely used services/platforms and lots of users know what they’re up to — not just security professionals, but many ordinary users know about these phishing scams and what to look for. Phishers might be predictable in going after big names but it’s the unpredictability in their approaches that makes them tick. Time after time, they come up with new ways that help them achieve exactly what they want and make them “successful.” The Dropbox phishing scam is a perfect illustration of this.
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A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is kind of like a traffic jam on a website
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What is a DDoS attack and what does it mean for your website? Instead of jumping deep into technical details, let’s start with a real-world analogy that makes it really easy to visualize what a DDoS attack is…
DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security) is a new digital security system that protects Internet clients from counterfeit DNS data. It does this by verifying digital signatures embedded in the data as DNSSEC. This allows users to validate that the DNS records they receive came from the authentic origin.
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The world biggest DDoS-for-Hire service was stopped after the Croatian Police arrested the teenage mastermind hacker. At the webstresser.org the registered users could launch a DDoS attack against their targets for €15 or BitCoin. This way technical skills weren’t required for starting such an attack.
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