Facebook Is Down

Facebook — along with Instagram and WhatsApp — went down globally today. Basically, someone deleted their BGP records, which made their DNS fall apart. …at approximately 11:39 a.m. ET today (15:39 UTC), someone at Facebook caused an update to be made to the company’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) records. BGP…

What is Social Engineering ? ( free guide to SE 101 )

What is Social Engineering Social Engineering is, involving clever manipulation of the natural human tendencies of trust to obtain information to help facilitate fraud, network intrusion, industrial espionage, and identity theft or network/system disruption. I do like also the definition from Bruce Schneier: “Amateurs Hack Systems, Professional hack People” To…

Using Fake Reviews to Find Dangerous Extensions

Fake, positive reviews have infiltrated nearly every corner of life online these days, confusing consumers while offering an unwelcome advantage to fraudsters and sub-par products everywhere. Happily, identifying and tracking these fake reviewer accounts is often the easiest way to spot scams. Here’s the story of how bogus reviews on…
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