Doug Bedell — February 8, 2019, 3:43 pm

Meet Your Friendly Hackers – Why Alertness Matters


Here’s how computer security is being menaced by hackers, in a nutshell. Want to know, for example, the difference between phishing ane spear phishing. It’s here in this SecurityInfowatch post.

The opening paragraph removes much of the mystique that’s enveloped hackers. Here’s who they typically are:: “While popular culture might lead you to believe that today’s hackers are computer geniuses with intimate knowledge of network architectures who go about their days working in a dark, shadowy underworld clothed in hooded sweatshirts, the reality is much different. Aside from nation-state actors and organized crime rings that run hacking schemes like a regular 9 to 5 job, many malicious online actors are simple con artists with basic computer skills just waiting on some poor sucker to take their bait.”

Hackers. the post adds, can actually make you think “they are from a financial institutions, retailer or service providers with information that looks legitimate”

Consider this useful post a short-form introduction to computer hacking, something we all need to be informed about.

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