shodan adventures part 1

Shodan Adventures Part 1

There’s been a lot of issues with Netgear’s remote management web page in its routers in the past, and the guidance has been to disable the remote management web page. Well, I decided to see how many people have left their Netgear router vulnerable because they have the remote management enabled. (more…)

How to Speed up Your Windows PC

 

We all hate slow computers, so this tutorial will show you how to speed up your Windows PC.

Disk Cleanup Tool

Windows 7

Programs→Accessories→System Tools→Disk Cleanup.

Go ahead and tick everything in the disk cleanup window. Wait for the program to finish and click the delete files button.

Windows 10

Start menu -> Type Disk Cleanup

It will take about 5-10 seconds to come to the main window, and it will ask which files you want to delete. Select all files and click ‘Clean up system files.’ (more…)

human trafficking

Human Traffickers Use Social Media to Lure Victims

Human traffickers worldwide are increasingly using social media to contact vulnerable victims. Human traffickers know how to search out a needy child or teenagers who may be insecure and wanting attention. The trafficker may appear to take a special interest in the child and tell them what they want to hear…this is called grooming.

Once limited to luring victims in the street, traffickers can now message thousands of people through Instagram, Facebook, Kik, Tagged and Twitter, with WhatsApp and Snapchat some of the latest tools in their arsenal. A trafficker may meet their potential victim on Facebook or other well-known site but ask the child to transfer their conversation to Kik or another less popular site. (more…)

social media hacking

How Hackers Are Getting Social With Your Media

Social Media Hacking

Social media has become a gold mine for hackers. It’s just so easy! Individual social media platforms have been hackable since their introduction. Social media users don’t understand their vulnerability or even recognize how they are opening themselves up.

Social media to most means they have a platform to showcase their most significant accomplishments, catch up with friends, and promote their businesses, etc. They underestimate all the information they are putting out on the world wide web. (more…)

hilton settlement

The Hilton Settlement and Payment Card Security

The What and When

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has reached an agreement for a $700,000 fine. Settlement details state that New York will receive $400,000 and Vermont will receive $300,000. Hilton Hotels & Resorts suffered two data breaches in 2015 that resulted in the theft of 350,000 credit card numbers. The joint investigation by the attorney general from New York, Eric Schneiderman and the Vermont attorney general T. J. Donovan found that Hilton Hotels & Resorts didn’t provide customers with a timely notice of the breach and lacked reasonable security. Other than the monetary portion of the settlement Hilton Hotels & Resorts must immediately send a notification to consumers, maintain an information security program, and conduct information system risk assessments. (more…)