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What's the Difference Between Penetration Testing And Ethical Hacking?

Ethical hacking and penetration testing are both essential components of cybersecurity testing, but they differ in their objectives and methodologies. Ethical hacking, also known as white-hat hacking, involves simulating the actions of a malicious hacker to identify vulnerabilities within an organisation's systems and networks. The primary objective of ethical hacking is to proactively identify and address potential security weaknesses before they can be exploited by unauthorised individuals.

The Hacker's Guide to The Cosmos (SDK): Stealing Millions from the Blockchain

Welcome, fellow travelers of the Cosmos! While we may not be traversing the stars on a spaceship, we are all interconnected through the powerful network of blockchains. Unfortunately, just like any technology, vulnerabilities can be discovered and exploited. In this post, we’ll present a critical vulnerability in a Cosmos-SDK blockchain that is explicitly related to the Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC).

Chinese Hackers Spy on Dutch Ministry of Defense: A Story of Alarming Cyber Espionage

In a revelation that adds yet another chapter to the ongoing saga of international cybersecurity threats, the Dutch Ministry of Defense recently shed light on a significant security breach. Reports that state-sponsored Chinese hackers have infiltrated the internal computer network the ministry uses were confirmed.

Hacker Subcultures: Unmasking the Motivations and Methods

The world of cybersecurity is vast and teeming with a wide array of hackers who possess distinct motivations, objectives, and methods. Unfortunately, public awareness of these differences is nearly non-existent. Some individuals employ their skills for noble purposes, while others are driven by malicious intent. Let’s delve into several subcultures within the realm of hackers, exploring their unique characteristics and their roles in shaping the cybersecurity landscape.

Signs Your Streaming Accounts Have Been Hacked

As more people have shifted to using streaming services for shows, movies and music, keeping those accounts secure has become crucial to prevent them from being hacked. Some signs that point to your streaming account being hacked include being unable to log in to your account, unusual login attempt notifications and an upgraded account you didn’t authorize. Continue reading to learn five signs that point to your streaming account being hacked and what you should do if it is.

Identify Weak User Passwords With KnowBe4's Enhanced Weak Password Test

Passwords are part of every organization’s security risk profile. Just one weak password with access to an organization’s critical systems can cause a breach, take down a network or worse. Whether we like it or not, passwords are here to stay as a form of authentication. It’s why cybercriminals never stop looking for ways to hack into your network. If your users’ passwords can be guessed, they’ve made the bad actors’ jobs that much easier.

HP Enterprise Reveals It was hacked by the same Russians that broke into Microsoft

In a new SEC disclosure, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced on Wednesday that it fell prey to the same Russian intelligence group, known as Midnight Blizzard or Cozy Bear, that recently breached Microsoft's email system. This disclosure comes just a week after Microsoft reported a similar intrusion, putting the spotlight back on this notorious hacking group.

Underground Alliances: State-Sponsored Hacking & Ransomware Realities Unveiled | Razorthorn Security

Uncover the covert world of state-sponsored hacking in our latest video. Explore how decent hacking groups showcase their skills, often in the realm of ransomware, to secure sponsorships through discreet back channels. These partnerships, sometimes with organizations linked to government-affiliated entities, provide the green light to target perceived adversaries. Has the spotlight dimmed on these activities? Quite the contrary – it's expanding.