If there were a way to inject internet straight into one’s bloodstream, ones and zeros would course through Bojan’s veins. Bojan eats, lives, and breathes online both professionally as a cybersecurity reporter and privately as an avid gamer. Bojan learned the dangers of malicious online agents the hard way. He fell victim to a ransomware attack that corrupted years’ worth of research data. The jolting experience made him realize that even the most experienced individuals can fall prey to criminals, if they forgo the basic tenets of online safety. He joined the DataProt team to inform the uninformed and help them avoid the mistakes that cost him a whole lot of stress.
What is end-to-end encryption?
It's a protocol that encrypts information traveling between two points, for instance, between two users texting. Every embarrassing thing you do online, every site you visit and every word you type can be seen or stored by a third party. The modern internet is an eavesdropping paradise and an
What is encryption software?
It's a tool to keep your stored data safe from prying eyes. Confidence in the internet is on the decline. Our privacy and personal data are at constant risk of falling into the hands of online snoopers who are often acting on behalf of corporations and security agencies. This is especially conce
Are they taking our jobs? AI statistics for 2020
Artificial intelligence, or AI for short, has always seemed scary. We all remember that famous line uttered by HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey - “I’m afraid I can’t let you do that, Dave.” Or, even worse, the machine uprising from the Terminator movies. As much as we hope the future will b
30 million credit cards leaked in the biggest Wawa breach to date
Credit card details of over 30 million Americans are being sold on the dark web following a massive data breach at convenience chain store Wawa.    Gemini Advisory, a New York-based fraud intelligence firm, revealed that the data was being uploaded to the Joker’s Stash site. The dump has bee
Antivirus software vendors to continue supporting Windows 7
The beloved Windows 7 might have reached its end of life date, but all major antivirus companies confirmed that they will continue supporting the operating system for at least two more years. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it was ending extended support for customers still using Win
Firefox and Chrome remove thousands of malicious browser extensions
Both Mozilla and Google are stepping efforts to clampdown on web browser extensions that steal data, execute malicious code and perform other harmful actions.   For its part, Google disabled all extensions with a monetary component, including those that are paid-for, offer in-browser transactio
Russian hacker pleads guilty to running a black market website
A 29-year-old Russian national accused of running an online criminal marketplace devoted to credit card fraud and other cybercrimes pleaded guilty last week.  According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Aleksei Burkov was charged with conspiring to commit comput
Shlayer trojan now spreading through YouTube and Wikipedia
The adware-dropping Shlayer Trojan accounted for nearly 30% of all attacks on macOS devices throughout last year.  Researchers at Kaspersky Labs identified Shlayer as the most common threat to target its macOS userbase over the course of the last two years. The security firm said that one in ten
Gaming statistics: from the depths of Spacewar to the peaks of Fortnite
The creators of the first known video game to be played at multiple computer installations had no idea they had become pioneers in one of the biggest industries of the 21st century. The year was 1962, and the MIT students created Spacewar! Fast-forward several decades later, and video games are on a
Microsoft’s customer service database leaked online
Microsoft exposed nearly 250 million customer records, spanning 14 years, by making the data accessible to anyone with a web browser.  Comparitech researchers discovered the massive batch of exposed data that contained customer support logs and other sensitive information, which could have been
Vine’s out, the new thing is TikTok – Statistics for 2020
The internet goes crazy for short videos. First there was Vine. Then everyone raved about Snapchat, with its “blink and you’ll miss it” format. Today, if you want to be one of the cool kids, you need to be on TikTok. What started as Douyin, a video sharing app made in China, has now become
Hacker leaks over 500,000 Telnet credentials for IoT devices
A hacker published a trove of credentials for more than 515,000 servers, IOT devices and routers in what is being described as one of the biggest leaks to date. The list, published on a popular hacking forum, exposes usernames, passwords, and IP addresses. The hacker, who himself runs a DDoS-f