Author: M Salman Nadeem

How to protect your data

12 Tips On How To Protect Your Data

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of cyber attacks on organizations and individuals has exploded. It is therefore more important than ever to keep your data and...

what is vishing

Social Engineering: What is Vishing?

Vishing is a combination of “voice” and “phishing”. It refers to phishing scams done over the phone. Individuals are tricked into revealing critical financial or personal information during seemingly trustworthy...

what is smishing

Social Engineering: What is Smishing?

Smishing is a social engineering attack using phishing techniques, but sent by text message instead of email. The name is a combination of SMS and phishing. In this post, you’ll...

Social engineering quid pro quo attack

Social engineering: Quid Pro Quo attacks

Quid pro quo is a kind of social engineering attack where a hacker promises a profit in exchange for information that can later be used to steal money, data, or...

Whaling social engineering

Social Engineering: What is Whaling ?

A whaling attack is a social engineering technique involving scam emails imitating senior individual messages to target high-ranking executives. As such, it’s a form of executive phishing, like spear phishing....

Tailgating definition

Social Engineering: What is Tailgating?

What is tailgating? Tailgating is a physical Social Engineering attack where someone seeks entry to a restricted area where they are not allowed to be. A definition of tailgating in...

Social Engineering What is Baiting

Social Engineering: What is baiting?

What is baiting? A “lucky winner” gets a free digital audio player. In fact, this offer compromises any computer it is plugged to – No so lucky huh !!  This...

Microsoft Exchange Server

Analysis of the Microsoft Exchange Server hack

It is been more than a month now since Microsoft first acknowledged a data breach on its on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server. Attackers were able to get administrator privileges on affected...