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    Phishing Attacks And How To Prevent Them

Phishing Attacks And How To Prevent Them


A phishing attack is an example of a social engineering attack where hackers deceive an individual into providing them with information or installing malware into their devices. Hackers that use social engineering attacks don’t hack into devices in the technical sense and instead target the emotions and behavior of an individual. Therefore, it is always more challenging to defend against such attacks, which could explain why phishing traces to as far back as the early 1990s and is still being used. Of course, to adequately protect yourself against such attacks, you need to understand how they are executed and the methods available to prevent them.

Defending against phishing attacks

Email phishing

Email phishing refers to sending spoofed emails with an aim to receive confidential information from the recipient. For instance, the email could claim to be from your bank, asking you to click […]

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Worth Reading, Google+ Shut Down!

Google plus

Google advises how to download your photos and other content after Google+ shut down has been announced

Although Google earlier announced their decision to shut down Google+ for consumers due to low usage and challenges involved in maintain a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations, factual revelations tell a different story, which is reproduced below in toto.

“Following a massive data exposure first reported on by The Wall Street Journal, Google announced that it is shutting down its social network Google+ for consumers. While data was exposed, there is no evidence that it was improperly accessed. The company finally admitted that Google+ never received the broad adoption or engagement with users that it had hoped for …….”

Meanwhile, let us take […]

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Windows 7 Support to Cease in a Year, Microsoft Discloses !!

Microsoft Windows 7

Regardless of whether it is hardware or software, you need support from the manufacturer or dealer to run the stuff suitably and satisfactorily. More so, if you are dealing with something that is a specialized item. Take for instance, an automobile, such as a 1908 T model Ford car for which you cannot possibly expect any support from Ford Motor Car Company. Of course, that does not mean that you won’t be able to run the vehicle at all, save and expect that you have to pay through your nose to get spares for the car from stores that specialize in selling antique spares. On the other hand, if you intend to drive a 2018 Ford SUV, you can avail comprehensive support from the company that Henry Ford […]

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Braille Technology Firm Builds ‘Kindle for the Blind’


“Books are as useful to a fool as a mirror is useful to a blind person” said Chanakya (350-275 BCE), eminent statesman and philosopher attached to the Court of Emperor Chandragupta, the first ruler of Mauryan Empire in India.

Nevertheless, blind people do read books, while fools indulge in using mirrors that reflect their foolishness. However, here is how it all started.

Young Louis Braille (1809 – 1852) at the age of three inadvertently blinded himself in one eye with a stitching awl picked up from his father’s buckskin workshop. His other eye too lost sight due to a medical condition. Undaunted, Braille struggled with his severe handicap and finally came up with an universal system for reading and writing (comprising raised dots) to be […]

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Facebook Enforces Stricter Ads Rules for Countries with Big 2019 Votes

Facebook Inc, inter alia, made an announcement in San Francisco that it would amend a few of its advertising rules related to political issues with a view to controlling election intervention in countries that include India, Nigeria, Ukraine, as also the EU prior to election and voting scheduled to take place soon.

The social media giant, on account of it powerful presence felt in most world countries since 2016 has become a hot bed for posting fake news and similar sundry propaganda by politicians and their rival groups. The worst part of the whole story revolves round the fact that Facebook ads, especially those with malevolent content are often bought at their face value, disregarding election rules of the countries on one hand, while jeopardizing Facebook’s policies […]

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