What your Travel Documents Know About You

Anyone who has traveled by aircraft will have had to go through the whole boarding pass process. However, what information does a boarding pass have on it about you and how accessible is it? A typical boarding pass has the following information printed on it: Your NameFlight Number and Airline NameDate of DepartureDeparture and Destination... Continue Reading →

Social Media Auditing & Reporting

It's amazing what you find on Twitter. Shortly after posting my blog on how Google indexes all of your public tweets, I came across a tweet where someone had applied for a job and the company performed an audit on his tweets. They delivered a 300+ page PDF of all his tweets including a certain... Continue Reading →

Twitter Posts are Indexed by Google

I was recently looking over the Twitter help pages for something and came across one relating to "Help with Google search visibility". Cutting a long story short, due to the high ranking of Twitter with Google, all public pages on Twitter are indexed on a regular basis by the Google search engine. This includes all... Continue Reading →

Fake Science!!

I have just listened to a podcast on the BBC Sounds service in which Fiona Hill discusses the issue of Fake Science and how this is being used to distort actual scientific fact to further political, social and religious extremist viewpoints. It appears that extremist organizations, as well as political/nation state actors are cherry picking... Continue Reading →

Open Redirects & Malware Installers

This week I noticed a report on how malware could be downloaded and installed using an Open Redirect from Cisco. Lets first define what an Open Redirect is. An open redirect is when a legitimate site allows unauthorized users to create URLs on that site to redirect visitors to other sites. For example, Google has... Continue Reading →

Domain Typo Squatting

I would like you to take a look at the following web address: What do you see? Do you see microsoft.com? You would be very wrong if you did. Zoom in on the above picture. This address is actually RNICROSOFT.COM and not the address you first thought of. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES GO TO ANY ON... Continue Reading →

Combating Social Engineering 101 – A Pocket Guide

Social Engineering is a form of cyber attack where the physiological manipulation of people to trick them into divulging confidential information that can be used to hack into websites and other computing resources. There are various forms of social engineering: Baiting Impersonating PharmingPhishingSmishingSpear FishingTailgatingVishing Water HolingWebsite CloningWhaling. Lets take a deeper look at these. Baiting... Continue Reading →

Cyber Attacks 101 – A Pocket Guide

A Cyber attack is any attempt to expose, alter, disable, destroy, steal or gain unauthorized access to, or make unauthorized use of, a computer system. This can be anything from big servers to your smartphone and anything in between. There are various forms of Cyber Attack. The following list are just examples: Brute Force Attack/Dictionary... Continue Reading →

Malware 101 – A Pocket Guide

This post is a general round up of the various types of malware that is in circulation today. Typical types of malware are: BackdoorsFile-less MalwareKey Loggers Ransom Ware Root Kits Trojan HorsesViruses WipersWorms. This can also include social engineering methods, which are often used to get the first foothold in installing some form of malware.... Continue Reading →

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