https://hackernoon.com/a-hacker-intercepted-your-wifi-traffic-stole-your-contacts-passwords-financial-data-heres-how-4fc0df9ff152 This article goes into some technical details, but it’s a good example of how attacks can be made, in particular pharming attacks. Do not try this at home….actually…that’s the only place you CAN try it, provided you’ve got everyone’s permission. You to a parent> “Can I instruct the link layer to not discard packets …. Read More
Switch to Signal for encrypted messaging, EC tells staff An interesting article about how the top government agencies and companies are ditching WhatsApp in favour of a new one called Signal. A good read for GCSE students for examples of encryption and why it’s needed and why governments are trying to ban it. One thing …. Read More
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/coronavirus-china-computer-virus-face-mask-malware-emotet-a9314761.html I wouldn’t call it a more sophisticated attack, but it’s certainly using relevance to get clicks. Using fears around the latest health outbreak, or just fears in general, is one of the ways social engineering can try to increase success rates.
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/23/21068815/whatsapp-two-factor-authentication-how-to-security-privacy-hacking-pin-backup The above article is advising how to secure your WhatsApp account to not get hacked. Worth reading and worth following for all. It’s especially interesting for GCSE students as it’s using a particular exploit, and then exploiting the prevention measures. Cheeky, interesting and cool.
Biometric authentication is on the rise. Fingerprint sensors, iris recognition in airports, and face unlock on phones. Does it work if you just put a picture of the owner in front of the camera? It shouldn’t. Here’s a look at the technology hidden in a Pixel 4 which maps your face in 3D with an …. Read More