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  • How cybercriminals hack our brains

    20.02.2015

    Cybercriminals are increasingly using persuasion techniques in order to manipulate employees to do things they normally wouldn’t, usually resulting in the loss of money or valuable data.

  • The psychology of Facebook scam victims

    03.11.2014

    A two-year study of over 850,000 Facebook scams by antivirus software provider Bitdefender has revealed that scammers have infected millions of users with the same repackaged tricks.

  • iCloud wasn't hacked, says Apple

    03.09.2014

    Apple has released a statement denying that iCloud was hacked to steal nude photos of celebrities.

  • Social Engineering Penetration Testing

    15.08.2014

    Authors: Gavin Watson, Andrew Mason, and Richard Ackroyd Pages: 390 Publisher: Syngress ISBN: 0124201245 Introduction We know that the human element is often the weakest link in the security chain, and that attackers - whether they are after money, user information, corporate or state secrets - regularly take advantage of this fact to gain a foothold into computer systems and networks.

  • A look at advanced targeted attacks through the lens of a human-rights NGO, World Uyghur Congress

    13.08.2014

    In my capacity as an academic researcher at Northeastern University, I collaborated with computer scientists Stevens Le Blond, Adina Uritesc and Cedric Gilbert at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems as well as Zheng Leong Chua and Prateek Saxena at the National University of Singapore to study cyber-attacks against the human-rights Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representing the Uyghur ethnic minority group living in China and in exile: World Uyghur Congress (WUC).




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Chrome extension thwarts user profiling based on typing behavior

Infosec consultant Paul Moore came up with a working solution to thwart a type of behavioral profiling. The result is a Chrome extension called Keyboard Privacy, which prevents profiling of users by the way they type by randomizing the rate at which characters reach the DOM.


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