How many times do we as IT Professionals tell our users (and anyone else who stands still long enough) not to click embedded web links in their e-mail? What, maybe a billion times a year? I, like most IT Pros, have a long e-mail about IT Security covering passwords, data security, phishing attacks, and social engineering, that I send this out to my users on a regular basis with the hope that seeing my reminder several times a year will help to protect my users and their families. Continue reading Phishing and bad IT
I overheard a conversation in an office building the other day.. From one open office door hollered, “Oh, it asked me for my password – do you know my password?” From two doors down the answer was shouted back “It should be the same as everyone else, our street address.” I staggered a little and clutched at my chest as the light in the hallway dimmed. Continue reading ARGGGHHHHH!
Hook, line and bait – no we’re not fishing, we’re phishing. This cyberattack is a form of social engendering. Sometimes the attacker approaches you via a telephone call, other times it’s via e-mail, sometimes the attacker is bold enough to even show up in person. This is one of the most preventable attacks out there, but time and again we see our neighbors caught on someone’s hook.