The Threat of Steganography plus Malware

Hackers always find new techniques to exploit vulnerabilities and gain profit from them. One of the techniques hackers employ is called steganography or covered writing.

Steganography is the art of embedding information within other information. Computer files often have unused data in it, and steganography is perfect to replace those empty bits with a hidden payload. The hidden information itself can be plain text, ciphertext, images, or even a DLL (Dynamically Load Library).Read the rest

Common Social Media Threats

Social media is like a staple for modern people. The advent of social media, however, brings forth a plethora of new threats. The followings are some common threats that social media use can bring. Familiarize yourself with these threats so you can be more prepared.

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#1. Identity theft

Getting your identity stolen is no joke. It can drain your bank account, ruin your credit, or even get you in trouble with the law.… Read the rest

How To Protect Important Files On USB Drives

When you have important school or work files stored on a USB drive, you need to take precautionary measures to ensure they are well protected from prying eyes. There are at least four ways to do that; encrypt individual files, archives, folders, or the whole USB drive.

How To Protect Important Files On USB Drives

Encrypt Individual Files

For Microsoft Office files, you can encrypt the file from the File Permissions option.… Read the rest

How To Protect Yourself From The Dangers Of Free Downloads

People had always loved free stuff even before the rise of the internet. Now, there are so many free stuff flying around on the interwebs for you to grab at no cost. Or is it really?

“There ain’t  no such thing as a free lunch”

This adage as true when it was first coined as it is now. You either pay stuff with your money, your time, or something intangible that you just don’t realize.… Read the rest

How To Stop People From Stealing Your Wi-Fi

How To Stop People From Stealing Your Wi-FiAt any given moment, if you check how many Wi-Fi networks there are available where you live, you will probably find more than 10. That’s because most people have Wi-Fi in their homes or businesses these days. But it is very easy for someone to connect to any of those Wi-Fi signals. In the same way, it is very easy for those around your home or business to steal yours. If you have Wi-Fi (and who doesn’t these days?)Read the rest

Tips on Protecting Important Files

Whether it’s on your computer, tablet or mobile device, all of us have files on them which are important and therefore need to be backed up, protected and secured. The problem is that many people wait until it is too late to actually begin to take steps to back them up or properly copy and secure the data. Here are some great tips on protecting important files you may have and how to make sure you never lose them or that they get hacked or stolen.Read the rest