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ExpressVPN 30 days Money-Back Guarantee

It’s risky to buy a service without testing it out first. Thus, ExpressVPN offers a 30 day money back guarantee for you to test it out completely.

The 30-day money back guarantee allows you to use all premium features of ExpressVPN without any limitations. …


Yuri on Ice

Yuri on Ice is an anime movie which stars Yuri Katsuki, a figure skater who has taken a break from his skating career after getting defeated in the recent Grand Prix finals. He decides to leave for his hometown, Hasetsu, Kyushu.

When he gets there, he meets his childhood buddy who copies Nikiforov Victor, a Russian Skating champion.

Victor finds a video of Yuri’s performance and gets impressed by him. He travels to Hasetsu & offers to coach him to bring him back to Skating. …


GrowDiaries, a community of Marijuana growers suffered a data breach due to the use of a weak MD5 Hashing Function.

An Online community named GrowDiaries, where marijuana growers can discuss about their plants and engage with other farmers, suffered a data breach last month where 2 million passwords were leaked online.

Read: 46+ Must-Know Cyber Security Stats and Facts (2020)

The breach happened because of the company’s oversight. They accidentally left 2 Kibana apps unsecured on the internet without admin passwords.

Kibana apps are used for administrative purposes by the company’ IT and development teams. It allows users to manage…


One of the largest BBQ chain, Dickey’s BBQ Pit suffered a huge POS data breach between the month of July 2019 & August 2020.

Source: Joker’s Stash

The credit card details of more than 3 million dickey’s customers have been posted online on a carding scam marketplace called Joker’s Stash.

The breach was discovered by Gemini Advisory, a cyber-security company that keeps tracks on financial scams.

A Gemini Advisory personnel stated in response to a report “We worked with several partner financial institutions who independently confirmed our findings”

He also stated that the breach was discovered this week right after the criminals started…


Akamai just blocked the biggest DDoS attack in the history.

What is a DDoS Attack?

A DDoS attack is a type of denial of service (DoS) attack where a network of compromised systems are used to target a single device, application, or network to disable it from providing services to users.

The biggest DDoS Attack in History

Akamai just announced that they detected and blocked what may be one of the largest DDoS attack in the history of DDos Attacks in terms of packets per second.

Akamai added that they recieved and blocked a huge flood of packets recorded upto 809 Million packets per second.

Akamai could not identify the…


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We all surf the web daily for our basic needs, streaming music, ideas for home decor, earn money through freelance or running our online business, but what if I tell you that the web we use is not even 1% what’s really out there?

Yes. That’s where the deep web comes in. The deep web is the part of the web that’s hidden or not indexed on most of the commonly used search engines. The iceberg that sank titanic would be a great example to explain the surface and deep web.


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Phishing is not going anywhere in 2020, that’s something we can all agree on.

Let’s see some of the common phishing attacks that are launched almost everyday and how we can prevent them.

Some of the most common phishing attacks

Pharming

This phishing technique depends more on technical manipulation than psychological manipulation. In this, the guy behind the attack would change the IP behind a DNS name to redirect you to a malicious website of his choice.

(DNS is a naming system for website, it translates IP addresses of websites to names, so a specific IP would translate to google.com)

How to prevent?

  • Look…

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Cyber-attacks are not going anywhere in 2020, we can all agree on that. But what will be the most common ones?

In my opinion, we’ll get to see a lot of Cryptojacking in 2020. Cryptojacking is when hackers silently use your machine’s hardware resources to mine cryptocurrency.

Just like most other pernicious hack attempts on the users, the goal behind is similar, profit, but unlike most of the attacks, it’s built to do its work in the background completely hidden from the user’s eyes.

Since cryptos are predicted to be very hot in 2020, Crypto-jacking is inevitable and will be…


Travel safety tips
Travel safety tips
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We all love to travel. It feels so good to catch a break after working hard the for a long time. But in the excitement of going out and having the time of our lives, we ignore the risks that can cause us great trouble.

So don’t forget to complete this small checklist before heading out to keep you and your family out of trouble!

How to stay safe while travelling

#1. Emergency numbers.

When going for a vacation, you must be prepared properly. The preparation includes having enough data, which can be required for using maps if you’re lost. …


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1. Standard Traffic Lights

With the current pace of advancements in technology, I think the standard traffic lights should completely disappear by 2020. In my opinion, they will figure out smart traffic lights powered by AI that minimizes the wait time and the risk time as well.

2. Printers with the need to install Drivers

Plug and play printers are long overdue. I think using the printers in the future will be convenient. Maybe they’ll eliminate the need to print anything. Who knows.

3. Whitening toothpastes.

Toothpastes and toothbrushes are essential now. But in my opinion, there’ll soon be a…

Lucy Hales

Student at Harding University | Cyber Security Editor

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