Research published PrivacyAffairs shows a rapid increase in the frequency of state-sponsored cyber attacks and draws severe conclusions on the way the world could be heading from the perspective of geopolitical cyber attacks.

An October 2019 study into cyberwarfare attacks shows a 440% increase in global cyberwarfare attacks between 2009 and 2018, of which 26.3% targeted the USA.

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Research into Cyberwarfare shows worrying trends

By MZ | November 19, 2019

Research published PrivacyAffairs shows a rapid increase in the frequency of state-sponsored cyber attacks and draws severe conclusions on the way the world could be heading from the perspective of geopolitical cyber attacks. An October 2019 study into cyberwarfare attacks shows a 440% increase in global cyberwarfare attacks between 2009 and 2018, of which 26.3% …

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Boyd

BYOD threats and preventing attacks

By MZ | June 5, 2019

Whilst bring your own device (BYOD) policies have allowed startups to quickly scale without having to invest quite as much in computers for employees, the risks involved in allowing unchecked devices onto company systems are a major concern for IT departments. When employees use the same devices for work as they do at home, organizations …

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VPN

Five Ways Using a VPN can Boost your Research Efforts

By MZ | May 17, 2019

VPNs have become an internet multitool and are regularly used to unblock Netflix, keep one’s online activity private, and secure data in transit. A quality VPN, however, can do so much more. As a business owner, you gain an advantage by being up to date on what your competitors are doing. This is a key …

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Apple

MacOS – malware, security flaws, and viruses

By MZ | May 16, 2019

In spite of Apple’s prolonged efforts into making the Mac impossible to crack, there are still plenty of malware out there that can really mess things up. The good thing is these viruses aren’t just roaming on the internet like that. Moreover, it seems like the majority of malware is directed towards Windows machines. For …

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House

Why You Should Not Use your Airbnb Hosts’ Free WiFi

By MZ | April 17, 2019

“The biggest threats you face aren’t from some elite government with zero days, it’s from simple threats” – this is what Jeremy Galloway, security specialist, said at a Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. What he meant by that is that using a public Wi-Fi network might be the last straw that breaks the camel’s …

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Hospital

Why Hackers Love Hospitals

By MZ | March 15, 2019

First, a clarification. No, I’m not talking about the place where you go to get medical attention. In tech terms, a hospital is a public Wi-Fi network. We all know and love them because they are time-efficient and keep you active at all times. You might want to check your email or make a last-hour …

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Blogging

Blogging Anonymously? Yes, But Not This Way …

By MZ | February 5, 2019

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is, in their own words: a donor-supported membership organization working to protect our fundamental rights regardless of technology; to educate the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties. Among our various activities, EFF opposes misguided legislation, initiates and …

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SEO

Best SEO Blogs in 2005-2019

By MZ | October 16, 2018

Here’s a list (probably far from comprehensive) of search engine optimization and marketing related blogs as far as we have researched them to date. 301 Powered SEO (in English + French) Abakus SEO Abondance (in French) AGoToGuy’s Weblog Alan Meckler – Internet Media Commentary All Things SEO All Your Web anthonyparsons.com SEO Blog Ask Jeeves …

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SEO

Banning Google Web Accelerator

By MZ | September 4, 2018

Here’s a page you can display to people who you are restricting from accessing your site because they’re using Google’s nefarious spyware. Plus some graphics – donated to the public domain: spread the message! (rt) Putting into practice what we’ve preached, as per immediately all visitors attempting to view our web site through Google Web Accelerator …

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Blackhat

Paid Links Debate Heating Up: Google Under Massive Fire at SES San Jose

By MZ | August 21, 2007

Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Roundtable features a very graphic write-up of a turbulent session at Search Engine Strategies San Jose (2007) where Matt Cutts got massive flak for Google’s hypocritical anti-paid links stance and their egregious FUD tactics from prominent SEOs left, right and center, with the audience in uproar. To put it very mildly, Matt’s explanation of what …

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