Tag Archives: Cybercrime

NCCDC 2013 – Red Team Recap

          This past April (4/19 to 4/21) I had the great pleasure and experience of joining the Red Team at 9th NCCDC competition.   It was actually my 2nd year on the Red Team and 4th year to attend in total (I judged in 2010 and 2011).  McAfee is actually a perpetual Read more…

How to Start your Own Criminal Enterprise

Here’s a late night infomercial for you: How’s that burger flipping going? That cubicle working out ok? Anyway, I’m sure your boss is such a nice guy. Guess what! If you’re interested in a career in criminal hacking, you don’t even need a computer! This special, one-time offer comes to you right now from the Read more…

What Should I Know about Mobile Cybercrime?

The Internet has dissolved the geographical boundaries and technological limitations that have constrained organized cybercrime in the past. We now live with cybercrime syndicates based in the US, Russia, Asia and all over the globe. When hackers in the US are sleeping, the ones in China are flexing their fingers on their keyboards, and the Read more…

Fake Vertu App Infects Korean and Japanese Android Users

A new threat has surfaced targeting users in Korea and Japan, but this attack, unlike others making the news, is not one motivated by political or ideological dogma. Instead, this one is based purely on old-fashioned greed. Vertu phone owners or those looking for a localized Vertu theme in Korean or Japanese for an Android Read more…

How Hackers Use Our Information Against Us

We hear an awful lot about hackers breaking into systems and taking down networks or stealing millions of data records. The general understanding we have for hacking is bad guys want to disrupt things to make a point or to make money. But how do they really use our personal information against us? Whether you Read more…

3 Recent Cybercrimes – Why Security Matters to Your Online Business

The economy is improving, consumer confidence is up, and eCommerce is expected to grow 13% in 2013, all good signs right? Along with these positive signs, the   online threat landscape continues to grow as well. In the last two months alone, cyberattacks have not only been high in quantity, but also high in quality, hitting Read more…

Lawyers’ Identities Being Used for Fake Websites and Solicitations

A recent scam has surfaced in which the identify of a Texas attorney, who had not practiced in years, was used to set up a fake law firm website using the attorney’s maiden name, former office address, and portions of her professional biography. Other attorneys have complained about the use… Read more »

Does size matter?

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They say size doesn’t matter… however, at Twitter it actually does! How can you express yourself, knowing that you MUST use no more than 140 characters? How can you tell everything about Avast and still fit within this number? How can you respond to Avast users knowing this limitation? Well, by setting up and communicating daily via […]

How To Keep Your Teens Safe on Facebook

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Let’s face it. Aussie teens love Facebook! And my two eldest boys are no exception. A recent study by McAfee showed that not only are our teens spending approximately 3.5 hours a day online but 72% of them are accessing Facebook on a daily basis! Facebook seems to have become an official hobby! So, as Read more…

Online Shopping – How To Avoid The Bad So You Can Enjoy The Good!

There is a very big part of me that truly believes online shopping was created in heaven for busy parents. I mean, what is not to love? No carpark wars, ridiculous register queues or sweaty scrambles to secure that ‘must have’ Xbox game. It really is the best Christmas present ever! And it seems more Read more…