Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’: An Eye-Opener to a Silent Existential Crisis, or an Overblown Scare Tactic?

“What I want people to know is that everything they’re doing online is being watched, is being tracked, every single action you take is carefully monitored and recorded”.

-Jeff Seibert, tech entrepreneur.

Netflix’s recent release ‘The Social Dilemma’ caught the world by a storm. With the whole world going through the COVID crisis and the US dealing with the recent elections (in addition to dealing with many social and political controversies), this documentary couldn’t have been released at a better time. Or…was it?

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Is Video Conferencing Still A Security Risk to Your Business?

This year with COVID, the American worker is working differently –as well as shopping, being entertained, and living differently. Part of that difference very likely involves conducting meetings virtually, with video conference platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, GoTo Meeting, Blue Jeans, etc.

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Can My Webcam Be Accessed Remotely?

With the huge increase of people working from home due to Covid-19, millions of home laptops and desktops are laying around open, and with Zoom calls demanding our cameras to be open, webcam hacking even is a hot commodity for hackers these days. Webcam hacking, or ‘camfecting’ (camera + infecting), is a hacking technique that enables the hacker to remotely take control over another person’s webcam, without that person’s knowledge or permission.

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Sextortion: All You Need to Know

Sextortion – a portmanteau of the words sex and extortion – is a broad term used to describe the practice of exploiting a person (usually in an attempt to get money) by threatening to reveal evidence of their sexual activity, often explicit photos or videos. Sextortion is not a new concept, and we can find evidence of the term being used as early as the 1950s. But the modern definition of sextortion is widely understood to be linked with exploitation through technology – email scams, webcam hacks, stolen photos and videos, etc. It is seen as a growing problem internationally, and it is another weapon that cybercriminals use to target us.

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Cyber Security 101: How Much Do You Really Know?

Cyberattacks. We hear about them everywhere – from your neighbor whose son downloaded a video game that crashed his computer, to your sister mistakenly clicking a bad link that tricked her into buying shoes she will never get, and even bigger ones, like hackers stealing Target’s entire customer database.

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