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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. Smart Home Security in 2016: You Could Be Vulnerable

    Recent reports of vulnerable smart devices are revealing the irony of smart home security—namely, that it can create a false sense of assurance while actually posing new vulnerabilities. In a recent article, CSO Online reported on Comcast’s Xfinity Home Security flaw that falsely shows home doors and windows are secured when they are, in fact,…


  3. 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…


  4. 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…


  5. ‘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…