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How Hackers... Go Phishing

Real hacking is nothing like what you see in TV and movies. Most of it is done through Phishing.


When most people think of hacking, the image that comes to mind is of a computer expert banging away at the keyboard tearing down firewalls and security systems at a breakneck pace, just like they've seen a thousand times in movies and TV shows. The truth of the matter is that REAL hacking is nothing at all like that.

Computer security is very sophisticated, so it's not easy for a hacker to break into your accounts using those kinds of techniques, especially since most online accounts limit the number of failed attempts so that they can only make a few wrong guesses before they're blocked for a while. Because of that, Hackers use another approach... Instead of trying to crack yo... [More]

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Understanding 2 Factor Security

Here's a quick overview of how 2 factor security works, and why it's so important to turn on.


One of the most common ways a hacker gains access to a victim's account is by tricking them into giving away their password. The easiest way to do that is by sending them a fake email that looks like it came from their bank or a trusted company like Google that contains links to a fake login page. Because the fake page will have the same logos and layout as the real thing, it's very hard to tell it's not real.

Since the fake login page looks exactly like a page the victim is familiar with, they willingly enter their ID and password, which then sends that information to the identity thief. Once the thief has the victim's ID and password, they can take over the account and cause dam... [More]

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Why Security Questions Are NOT Secure

I hate when a website forces me to answer Security Questions, because I know they are NOT Secure.


Identity theft is a serious problem these days, so just about every major website that keeps personal records uses some form of additional security, unfortunately most of them still use Security Questions as their only defense, which is a joke, because they are anything but secure.

The problem is the questions most sites use are completely pointless, and guessable. What good is asking somebody to enter their mother's maiden name, or the names of aunts, uncles, siblings or cousins, when there are a number of websites that will give them the answer. Anyone who understands how to use Facebook can find your mother's maiden name in seconds.

Even if you don't use Facebook, or mark... [More]

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LARGE-78 With all the buzz lately about celebrities having their private photos hacked, everyone seems to be focusing on potential hacks into Apple's iCloud by some kind of sophisticated hacking technique or security flaw.

I have news for you, most hackers aren't that sophisticated. It doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to hack any online account. It just takes a few educated guesses to make it past just about every major online site, but here's a quick tip that can protect you....

STOP USING DEFAULT SECURITY QUESTIONS!



That's it?.... WHY?

Before I get into details, let's do some role playing. Let's assume YOU are a hacker. Now, I want you to try to hack into the fictional account of "Mr. John Q. Public". Let's say you know the login ID, such as the email address, but not the... [More]

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