People May be Too Fearful of Phishing Now

For years security professionals have tried to convince family, friends, and fellow employees to be wary of unsolicited email messages. We’ve shared examples of phishing emails, sent out tests, and stressed the consequences of sharing confidential data. It all may have worked too well! SC Magazine reported last year that employees are ignoring legitimate business […]
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Vishing: Another Way to go Phishing

If you thought there was only one kind of phishing attack, you’d be wrong. There are a handful of types and “vishing” is becoming increasingly common. To understand vishing, a definition of phishing itself is in order. Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and […]
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What’s Happening To The CompTIA Security+ Exam?

I recently taught Learning Tree’s CompTIA Security+ test-prep course and a student asked a question I couldn’t answer. This wasn’t a technical question. If it had been, I would have known the answer or else I could have found it. But he asked: ”Look, I do desktop support. I help set up and move desktop […]
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It’s Phishing Season Again (Still)

As summer has come to an end, so has the fishing season.  If you like to fish, I hope you had a good year! It’s phishing season here too. I wrote last year that It’s always phishing season, but a new crop of issues has come up and they’re good to learn about. My Facebook friends have […]
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New Attacks on Old Vulnerabilities

Over the last few weeks we (Adrian Bryan and I, the authors and Bob Cromwell, the Technical Editor) have been revising Learning Tree Course 468, System and Network Security Introduction. That is a time-consuming process that Learning Tree authors perform at least once a year. One of the major tasks for 468 is to make […]
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