CQURE Academy 5-Day Challenge: Final Day

The final day... and it's all about memory. The operating system and some processes' memory contain secrets, such as password hashes and private keys of X.509 certificates. The value of these is very high, as demonstrated not too long ago by the severity of Cloudbleed and a few years ago by Heartbleed. Knowing how to … Continue reading CQURE Academy 5-Day Challenge: Final Day

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Who’s heard of WhatsApp? Phishers, that’s who!

No one else I know, until Facebook announced they would buy them. I don't have the WhatsApp app or an account either, so I immediately classified the phishing message below as spam. However, it is a great example of how criminals will use current events in attempts to get their phishing messages looking legitimate. The … Continue reading Who’s heard of WhatsApp? Phishers, that’s who!

Steps to take when your e-mail account has been hacked

A colleague experienced a rather unsettling event today. Their e-mail account was compromised and used to send out scam messages asking for funds to be transferred abroad to most of the e-mail addresses they had ever used to send and receive e-mail. When your e-mail account has been taken over, you're in for a world of … Continue reading Steps to take when your e-mail account has been hacked