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Waiter, There’s a Hare in My Computer!

Waiter, There’s a Hare in My Computer!

By June Shores By now most people know you could get infected by ransomware by clicking on a malicious link in an email. But did you know you could get hit by ransomware just by browsing to an infected website? This is called a drive-by download. It’s called that...

Your Brain is Wired to be Hacked

Your Brain is Wired to be Hacked

By Lisa Gilbert When it comes to Cyber Warfare, biology is not on our side. This doesn't mean you're off the hook for the dumb things your brain might do that make you vulnerable to cyber criminals, but it does mean you need to learn to be extra vigilant. If you...

Iran is Targeting US Aerospace / DoD Employees

Iran is Targeting US Aerospace / DoD Employees

By Lisa Gilbert I'm sharing this article primarily for my students, many of whom work for DoD contractors, but I also have several friends in aerospace. The explanation is fairly technical, so it's a good read for my students to become more fluent in "speaking the...

Phishing: Don’t get Hooked!

Phishing: Don’t get Hooked!

By Lisa Gilbert By now you probably know that when you get an e-mail from the Prince of Nigeria wanting to share his inheritance with you, or an e-mail notifying you that you won a lottery you didn’t enter, it’s probably not legitimate. But what about that...

Don’t Become a Hostage to Ransomware!

Don’t Become a Hostage to Ransomware!

By Lisa Gilbert What is ransomware? It is a bit of malicious software (aka “malware”) that will totally ruin your day if you get infected. The most common way to pick up ransomware is through a Phishing scam, which I will describe and explain how to avoid in my next...