A degree in philosophy left Luka stranded and lost on the job market until an unpaid internship with a cybersecurity company opened his eyes to an exciting and scary new world. He has since held many jobs and filled various positions in publishing, but the problem of online privacy has stuck with him – both philosophically and practically. Luka has combined his prowess at making complicated topics accessible with his passion for data safety. The result is DataProt: a project that helps folks retain the basics of a fundamental human need – privacy.
Firefox update fixes zero-day vulnerability
The latest update to Firefox (v72.0.1) patched up a ‘type confusion’ vulnerability in Mozilla’s beloved browser. The zero-day vulnerability impacted IonMonkey, which is a JavaScript JIT compiler for SpiderMonkey.   A ‘type confusion’ exploit manipulates the memory allocation of inp
Would you fall for this phishing scam? 61% of Americans would
A recent survey revealed that the majority of Americans are at risk of falling victim to phishing scams. Conducted by cybersecurity firm Avast, the survey showed respondents two screenshots of the Amazon.com login page. Although seemingly identical, one was a screen capture of the actual login pa
Infographic – Be safe: Use a VPN
Protect your internet privacy, find the Best VPN. Which sites you visit in the wee hours of the night should be your business and your business only. Not your Internet service provider’s, not the government’s, nor any other eavesdropping nosey parker’s. You don’t even have to have anyt
Data governance market to grow to $4.8 billion by 2024
The data governance market is projected to grow significantly in the coming five years. According to research from analysts at MarketsandMarkets, the sector’s market is poised to increase from $1.8 billion in 2019 to $4.8 billion by 2024. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 21.5%.   The
Creepy hacks target Ring security cameras
The world of IoT is teeming with nightmares as hackers gain remote access to family homes through security cameras.  Families from Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and Texas have reported unauthorized logins and widespread misuse of their Ring security-camera systems. One chilling story comes f
Facebook & Apple under pressure over encryption plans 
Tech giants are coming under mounting pressure from US lawmakers to make private customer data accessible to law enforcement.  In a rare show of unity, both Republicans and Democrats grilled Apple and Facebook  executives during a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week. 
Infographic – What you need to know about TOR
The iceberg metaphor may be overused, but it’s the best one we’ve got. The internet we usually surf is just the tip, and vast amounts of data is being stored below the surface. The Deep web is 500 times larger than the regular old internet of Google and Facebook. It’s where all the protecte
10 of the biggest data breaches in history
Data breaches by the dozens happen every day. Cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new ways to access databases loaded with sensitive information they can sell on the dark web or use for future attacks. If the daily news has you wondering about the biggest data breaches of all time, we have
For hidden hackers: New Kali Linux theme looks like Windows
Most people who run Linux fit into one of two categories: sysadmins and hackers. While a sysadmin probably won’t be a hit at the party, he has no reason to hide in a public setting. Hackers, on the other hand, often need to be inconspicuous. Whether one is working out of cafes or libraries, run
More than 70 cybercrime statistics – Soon to be a $6 trillion problem
Gathering precise and reliable statistics about cybercrime is difficult. Assessing the true number of cybercrime victims, for example, is next to impossible. Most of the information comes from two types of sources, both of which are unreliable and biased. Government reports from agencies like t
Free adware scanner drops support for Windows Vista, XP
As of November 26, Malwarebytes AdwCleaner no longer supports older versions of Windows. AdwCleaner 8 is a free tool that detects and removes adware and other potentially harmful software from your computer and browser.  The program scans your browser setup, removing pop-up windows, browser t
Hackers demand $14 million to unlock nursing home PCs
Each and every file has been encrypted on an estimated 80,000 computers owned by Virtual Care Provider Inc.  VCPI provides IT services to nursing homes in 45 states - including internet access, billing, phones, email, and client records. Hackers encrypted the entire computer networks of 110 nurs