Social Engineering - Is Your Personal Information Safe?

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Mar 21, 2019

    What is social engineering?

    Social engineering is the art of accessing information, physical places, systems, data, property or money by using psychological methods, rather than technical methods or brute force. In order to do so, social engineering relies upon a set of tactics that exploit psychological weaknesses and blind spots in order to convince victims to give social engineers what they want.

    That’s what can be so dangerous about social engineering—criminals can use psychological blind spots to have employees willingly give unauthorized parties access, information or property. These attacks can occur in a number of different forms, including a well-crafted spear-phishing campaign, a plausible-sounding phone call from a criminal posing as a vendor, or even an on-site visit from a “fire inspector” who demands access to the company’s server room.

    Find out more about this growing risk to the security of your personal information. 

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    FBI Urges Consumers To Reset Their Routers To Prevent An Attack

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Jun 12, 2018

    Recently, researchers at Talos—a cyber intelligence unit of Cisco—warned consumers of malware (malicious software) that specifically targets networking devices. Once on your equipment, the malware could stop your router from working, collect information from any systems that run through it and even block network traffic. Here are the top manufacturers they are targeting.

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    New Cyber Vulnerability Puts Wi-Fi Networks at Risk to Hackers

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Oct 24, 2017

    Recently, Mathy Vanhoef, a researcher from a Belgium university, discovered a security flaw in Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2)—a protocol that secures almost all modern, protected Wi-Fi networks. Through this newfound vulnerability, hackers can potentially gain access to encrypted information using what is called a key reinstallation attack (KRACK).

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