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What are Deepfakes?2022-06-14

This article may seem a little late, but the issue of Deepfakes is still very relevant, and there’s a lot of misinformation spread around about what they are, how they work, and what they’re capable of.

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OffSec is Teaching a Kali Linux Penetration Testing Course on Twitch2022-06-13

It is no secret that we at Redact value a person’s online security. Whether it be from our own product (which you can download for free here), or from this very blog, we work to keep not just our own users, but the overall public informed about general information and potential threats to that security. So, when a unique opportunity to enrich our audience’s knowledge presents itself, it is an understatement to say we are eager to share it- and a certain information security company has been generous enough to bring such an opportunity.

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Rise in ChromeLoader Malware Causes Concern2022-06-12

A very noticeable rise in a particular brand of Chrome malware has been noticed by security companies. The so-called ‘ChromeLoader malware’ has apparently made a significant return and we all need to be aware.

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The FBI Issues a Warning about Criminals Selling College VPN Access2022-06-10

The FBI has issued a warning about criminals offering VPN login details for college and university VPN networks. These login details allow access onto educational networks, which could potentially enable bad actors access to student databases or other platforms within that network.

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How to Keep your Social Security Number Safe2022-06-08

Recently, the FBI announced that it busted a dark web operation called “SSNDOB” that sold personal information in exchange for Bitcoin. While this is excellent news, it’s troubling that apparently the site had been operating for nearly a decade.

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How to Quickly Reset your Gmail Password if it becomes Compromised2022-06-07

Passwords are not the most secure methods of protecting your data but they are all we have right now. If you are notified of a hack or become aware that your Gmail account may have been compromised, you need to change your password fast.

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New Ransomware Demands 3 Good Deeds to Unlock Your Data2022-06-03

A bizarre (but kinda cool) new ransomware has been identified out in the wild. Rather than locking everything down and demanding cash, this ransomware demands victims perform three good deeds before they get their systems back.

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New EU Law Would Mandate Chat App Scanning for Child Abuse2022-06-02

The European Union is well known for proposing some crazy laws, but their latest is a doozy.

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