Author: Anas Baig

Anas Baig is a Cyber Security Expert, a computer science graduate specializing in internet security, science and technology. Also, a Security Professional with a passion for robots & IoT devices. Follow him on Twitter @anasbaigdm, or email him directly.

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Every American is well aware of these words and most of us know this by heart. The declaration of independence, written on July 4, 1776 by our founding forefathers, talks about the rights that every American is entitled to. More so, the aimed to create a society which other nations could idealize. In other words, they wanted other countries to rake inspiration from the declaration…

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Public Wi-Fi has become a very important part of our lifestyle—so much so that it impacts our decision-making process regarding where to dine in and where to hang out with our friends. Our social instincts compel us to choose places where we can find free Wi-Fi so we can check in, take pictures for Instagram, and upload a status on Facebook right away, for everyone else to see. This behavior is very risky. However, since everyone does it, its dangers are gradually fading away from the public eye. More and more people subject themselves to the risks of public Wi-Fi…

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Law enforcement in Moscow, with support from Group-IB, recently arrested a 32-year-old hacker, accused of taking part in stealing funds from customers of Russian banks using Android Trojans. At the height of their activity, the attackers reportedly siphoned between $1,500 to $8,000 dollars daily and leveraged cryptocurrency to launder the funds anonymously. Phishing via Android Trojan Group-IB’s analysis reviewed the tools and techniques used in the group’s attack, revealing that the gang tricked customers of Russian banks into downloading a malicious mobile application—Banks at your fingertips. The app claimed to be an aggregator of the country’s leading mobile banking systems…

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In the past few years, we’ve seen a massive change in the information and communication, manufacturing, financial and other industries. Technologies like machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) have taken over the world. Many businesses are working day and night to adopt these advanced technologies because the capabilities of machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to expand and hold the potential for creating growth for businesses. The terms AI and ML are used interchangeably and—because of this—millions of people have a lot of misconceptions regarding these terms. These are highly searched terms on the internet, and are often confused…

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The internet has brought people closer than they ever were, and the inception of social media has taken connectivity to another level. With the internet thoroughly integrated into our daily lives, however, there is a great need to defend ourselves from cybercrime and data leaks. This is particularly true for websites and online businesses, where a great deal of sensitive information is shared between the user and the company. Protecting your business from internet security breaches is extremely essential. What if one of your users’ data (or ALL of your users’ data) slips into the wrong hands and is traced…

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Facebook is one social media platform where people from all walks of life share pretty much everything about their life, from work and school to events and adventures. It’s a giant database constantly feeding and growing on personal information. By the end of the first quarter of 2018, Facebook had more than 1.9 billion active users around the world. It should therefore come as no surprise that requests for Facebook data from government agencies have also skyrocketed with time. Law Enforcement Agency Requests for Facebook Data Continue to Rise According to the Facebook biannual report, which provides a good idea…

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WordPress is an open-source platform and it also is the most popular content management platform there is today. But the problem is it offers basic security that is not equipped for dealing with DDoS and brute force attack as well as spamming. The worst part is that hackers get crafty each time WordPress beefs up security and many users are vulnerable to hacking and intrusive strikes. Protecting your WordPress website doesn’t only mean installing plugins. You have to make sure that you have done your homework by taking all the necessary measures to secure your website. Installing a security plugin…

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WebRTC or Web Real-Time Communication is a communications protocol that enables users to communicate with each other on the web. The functionality requests resources you search for from backend servers and brings forth search results regarding your queries. Previously, if you wanted to use video or audio communication on a web browser, you had to install third-party plugins that made the experience annoying and hectic. Moreover, those plugins had to be frequently updated due to security vulnerabilities. With the innovation of WebRTC, however, you can conduct file transfers, send online messages and watch videos, all without the need of using…

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The force may be strong with you on the fourth, but can you say the same about your passwords? The 4th of May is not only Star Wars day but it is the World Password Day as well. Rest assured, the constant bombardment of May the 4th puns in regards to your passwords may have already given this away. That being said, even though everyone knows how important it is to create good passwords, not a lot of people take it into account while using their profiles online. But that is not all, many of them fail to implement good…

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