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  1. How to Avoid Whaling Attacks

    Online Phishing Security Protection

    According to a survey Mimecast published in December 2015, 55% of respondents stated that whaling attacks have increased in frequency in the past three months. This increase of whaling attacks could mean losses in the millions of dollars for victim companies because these attacks are highly lucrative for attackers. Whaling is a specific form of…


  2. Most Hackable Devices and Suggested Tips

    As Silicon Beat has written in their recent article, 2016 could be the year for the Internet of Things. In many ways, we wouldn’t expect anything less as we inch closer and closer to a fully connected world. Yet, the devices that are commonplace or are on their way to becoming commonplace, come with their…


  3. Ordering a .Onion Certificate from DigiCert

    We recently fielded a high volume of questions about how to obtain a SSL Certificate for a .onion address. This blog post should provide basic answers to queries regarding .onion certificates. Background As of September, .onion is recognized as a special-use domain by the IESG, which means they can be secured with SSL Certificates. (Previously…


  4. ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Cyber Scams

    The holidays are the biggest time of year for last minute shopping sprees—suddenly those discount emails, usually regarded as spam, are looking particularly tempting. Such emails are commonplace in an attempt to generate online sales, and while many are legitimate, cybercriminals also use this avenue, among others, to scam unsuspecting individuals. Adobe reported that this…


  5. Dangers of Connecting to Public Wi-Fi

    In today’s world, free public Wi-Fi is commonplace, available in places varying from restaurants to beaches to subway stations. Passwords are frequently unnecessary—merely connect your smart device and use away. Unfortunately, while public Wi-Fi provides convenience and free browsing without dipping into data, it also gives cybercriminals easy access to personal files and information. The…