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Cyber Roundup from July 2018
11 Sep 2018
No doubt you have noticed some of the interesting “lingo” associated with the cyber world whether reported in Cyber Roundup or otherwise. Below are general meanings of some of the more noteworthy terms. Always amazing to see how common English words can be morphed into such descriptive cyber terminology.
Cloud storage: a backup and storage service on the internet. Providers generally let users upload any size and type of computer file. Many providers offer this service for free (aka “freemium”) for limited storage; higher capacities are available for monthly fees. Keylogger: is a computer program (often deemed “spyware”) that records every keystroke made by a computer user generally to gain fraudulent access to passwords and other confidential data. The log may be saved to a file or sent to another device over a network. Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP): provides remote access to individual computer devices for network administrators so they can diagnose and resolve cyber problems.Spear phishing: customized email attacks with the target’s name, position, company, work phone number and other specific personal information to trick the recipient into thinking they have a connection to the sender.Sandbox: a security mechanism for separating and isolating running programs in an effort to mitigate system failures or software vulnerabilities from spreading. Generally, programs running in the “sandbox” have limited access to your files and system.
Key Cyber EventsThe following is a rundown of what happened during the month of July 2018. We welcome your comments, insights and questions.
Source: PKF O'Connor Davies
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