Feranmi Akeredolu

Feranmi Akeredolu has 52 articles published.

Feranmi is a freelance contributor to the Dark Web Journal. He is an experienced researcher and writer in areas such as decentralization and cryptocurrencies.

How to Delete Your Reddit Account

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Reddit is a social media site that has been around since 2005. The platform is popular because of its communities, called subreddits, where people can talk about everything ranging from memes to the elections. There is a subreddit for almost everything.

If you are looking to leave Reddit for whatever reason, this article provides a step-by-step guide on how to delete your Reddit account permanently.

Things to Know About Shutting Down Your Reddit Account

As a Redditor, you might want to delete your Reddit account permanently if you no longer want your posted content online.

What to know about account deletion:

  • You will not be able to recover the account again.
  • You will not be able to open a new account with the same username you used before.
  • If you did not delete your comments before deleting your account, your comments can still be viewed. The only difference is they would be shown as posted by ‘[deleted]’ instead of your username.
  • You also would not be able to easily download your data like with other social media sites like Facebook, and Twitter. You’ll have to contact Reddit and request that they send your data to you.
  • You cannot delete your account from the Reddit app. You have to log in using a web browser.

How to Delete Your Reddit Account

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With all of that in mind, here are the steps you should take to delete your Reddit account permanently.

  • Open reddit.com on your browser and log in to your account. The button to log in can be found at the top right corner of your screen. Skip this step if you’re already logged in.
  • Click on the user icon at the top right corner. The user icon may be customized or not. Once you click on it, a drop-down menu titled ‘My Stuff’ appears.
  • Click on ‘User Settings’ under ‘My Stuff.’
  • Scroll down and click ‘Deactivate’, at the bottom of the page.
  • If you have not created a password for your Reddit account, you’ll be directed to do so. An email will be sent to you with a link to create your password. Once you’ve done that, or if you already have a password, you’ll be asked to fill in your username and password.
  • Check the box that says you understand that deactivated accounts cannot be recovered, then click ‘Deactivate.’
  • Another box will pop up, asking if you’re sure that you want to delete your Reddit account. It would state that the action cannot be undone. If you’re completely certain, click ‘Deactivate.’
  • Your Reddit account is now permanently deleted.

To be sure your account is gone, try logging in using your username and password. It should display an error message.

It’s often advised to always read the privacy policies of social media sites you are signed up to and constantly monitor your privacy settings. Alternatively, you can use privacy tools to remain discreet and still enjoy the benefits of these social media communities like Reddit.

Top 10 Hacker Memes to Laugh At in 2020

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Hackers are at the center of the cybersecurity space; some exploiting vulnerabilities for personal gains, others helping to strengthen cyber defenses. As a result, there are plenty of hacker memes floating around online.

Below, you will find ten hacking memes that will make you laugh.

Feeling Like a Hacker After Using a Windows Shortcut

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Ctrl+C is a computer shortcut for copying text from a part of a document so it can be pasted elsewhere. Copying text can be done without using this shortcut. You’ll have to right-click after marking the text, then choose ‘copy’ from the drop-down box. This process is longer than using the shortcut.

How to Detect Fake Black Hat Hackers

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Credit card scammers call unsuspecting people and lie that their card has been hacked. Then they ask for their credit card details so they will ‘help them rectify the issue ‘. If the person gives them the details, the scammer defrauds them of their money.

Even Kids Want to Feel Like Hackers

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Kids do get excited when they learn how to download simple applications on their school computers.

Ask Google How to Hack its Search Engine

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Will Google tell you how to hack it? Doubtful.

Does Creating Multiple Free Trials Make you Feel Like a Hacker too?

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Sites that offer free trials only allow one free trial per email address. There are times that people open multiple email addresses so they’ll be able to access the free trial more than once.

Don’t Play Games With a Hacker

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FPS means frame per second. In gaming terms, it measures the frame rate, which represents how smoothly a game will run on your computer.

World hacking is a hacking method that allows a user to manipulate bugs in a game to their advantage. It relies on the fact that an FPS server actually sends the raw positional information (real positions) for all players in the game to the player’s PC. It then leaves it up to the player’s 3D renderer to hide opponents behind walls, in plant foliage, or in dark shadows.

If the game map rendering can be turned off completely by the hacker, all players could be seen moving around in free space. The hacker can then manipulate certain features to allow him to navigate easily.

Challenging People to Hack your Wifi?

Imagine challenging people to hack your wifi and thereby naming it ‘hack if you can’. Then following day, the name had already been changed by someone else to ‘challenge accepted’, what would you do?

Not Everyone Who Can Code Can Hack

People usually assume wrongly that everyone who codes can hack networks.

Every Hacker in Movies

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In movies, hackers seldomly use their mouse. They just type very quickly on the keyboard, then say ‘I’m in’.

Hacking With a Toaster?

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How to Delete Your Tumblr Account Permanently

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Tumblr is a blogging and social networking that hosts over 475 million blogs and boasts 400 million monthly visitors. Users of Tumblr can post text, images, and other content to their blogs. Users can also ‘reblog’ content they enjoy, follow other users’ blogs, and make their blogs private. But if you have enough of it, it’s probably best to delete Tumblr.

Learn how to delete Tumblr for when you no longer want your account and its content online.

How to Delete a Secondary Tumblr Blog

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There are two types of blogs you can create on a Tumblr account: Primary and Secondary blogs.

The primary blog is where you post content and follow other blogs. A secondary blog is a connected blog that you can use to create a private membership group that restricts the people you share your content with.

You can delete your secondary blog, even if you want your primary blog to maintain online. Here’s how to go about it.

Using the Smartphone App

  • Log in to your Tumblr account.
  • Click on the ‘Account’ icon which is the person-shaped icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Choose the blog(s) you want to delete.
  • For the Android app, click on ‘settings’ (the gear icon), then select ‘Delete this Tumblr’.
  • Then for the iOS app, all you have to do is swipe left on the blog and choose ‘Delete’.

Using the Web Version

  • Log in to your Tumblr account on the online website and click on ‘Settings’.
  • Choose the blog you want to delete.
  • Click on ‘Delete Blog’ which will appear at the bottom of the screen.

If you’re not satisfied with this and you want to be off Tumblr permanently, then this next section is for you.

How to Delete Your Primary Tumblr Account

Deleting your primary account deletes all the blogs you own and releases the URLs so they can be used by others. This action also removes you from the groups you have joined and clears any accumulated Tumblr credit. Moreover, your email address will be removed from Tumblr’s log so it can be used to start a new account.

The Android or iOS app cannot be used to delete your Tumblr account. You can only do it on the web browser. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Log in to your Tumblr account.
  • If you have signed up for the two-factor authentication, you’ll be asked to enter the code sent to your mobile device.
  • Click on the ‘Account’ icon and choose ‘Settings’.
  • At the bottom of the page, you’ll see ‘Delete Account’ tab in the color red. Click on it.
  • Then, you’ll be taken to a page asking if you are sure. You have to confirm your decision by entering your email address and password.
  • Finally, Click ‘Delete Everything’.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully deleted your Tumblr account.

How to Delete a Telegram Account Permanently

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Telegram boasts of 200 million active users making it one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. Despite its similarity with other messaging apps such as WhatsApp and LINE, it has some advantages over these apps. Some of those are the ability to control your data, privacy, and ultimately decide to delete your Telegram permanently.

Read on to learn how to delete your Telegram account permanently.

How to Delete your Telegram Account by Yourself

Open a web browser and follow these steps to delete the application:

  • Log into the Telegram deactivation support page: https://my.telegram.org/auth?to=deactivate
  • Enter the phone number used to open the Telegram account in the international format i.e input your country code.
  • Click on ‘Next.’
  • On the next page, you’ll be asked to input a confirmation code that will be sent via your Telegram account – NOT SMS. Check your Telegram application for the code, input it, and click on ‘Sign in.’
  • The next page will ask why you have chosen to leave Telegram. You can leave a message about the reason for your decision but it’s not necessary. When you’re done, click on ‘Delete my account’.
  • You’ll be asked to confirm your decision. Do this by clicking on the ‘Yes, delete my account’ pop-up window on your screen.
  • And, you’re done!

You can’t use the Telegram app to delete your account yet, only the web browser.

How to Delete your Telegram Account Automatically

Telegram has a security feature that allows you to set a specific period of inactivity after which your data self-destructs.

The default time for this feature is six months but you can adjust it to one month, which is the shortest period available on the app. Here’s how to adjust this setting:

  • Open the app and click on the hamburger icon on the top left corner of the screen.
  • Click on ‘Settings.’
  • Next, select ‘privacy and security.’
  • Scroll down to the Advanced section. Click on ‘Delete my account if away for’, and change it to ‘1 month.’
  • Changing this setting does not delete your telegram account immediately.

The idea is that your data will self-destruct if you do not use the application for a month. So, you have to resist opening and replying to your messages after which everything will be wiped clean.

How to Export Files from Telegram

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If you have decided to delete your telegram, you should know that this action cannot be undone. Even if you decide to download Telegram at some other time, your chats and groups will be lost forever.

The good news is there’s a way to save your data i.e chats, photos and other media, that you do not want to lose. Thankfully, Telegram does not make it very difficult to export data.

By following the steps listed below, you can easily export your files, allowing you to access your data offline even after deleting your account.

  • Open the Telegram desktop app: https://web.telegram.org/#/login and sign in with your phone number.
  • Select ‘Settings.’
  • Click on ‘Export Telegram Data.’
  • Then select ‘Export Chat History.’
  • Choose the type of data to export.
  • Save the files securely to avoid leaks.

Top 7 Anime Torrents Websites, Reviewed for 2020

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Anime provides a wide range of entertainment – from horror to romance, and even comedy. Some watch it for its artistic value as well, drawn in by the detailed manner in which the animation is made. However, it can be difficult to find anime online because it is often restricted to streaming sites.

To help you get your anime fix, we have compiled a list of seven anime torrenting websites that you can use to find the best anime torrents.

Nyaa

With over 35 million visits per month, Nyaa is one of the most popular torrent sites, and for good reason. It has an extensive library of all things anime, from anime movies to TV shows and ebooks.

The anime torrents are organized and easy to navigate, with new animes constantly being uploaded. Nyaa also gives you the size and date (when it was uploaded) of each torrent.

Additionally, Nyaa also shows you a short overview of anime videos allowing you to pick the exact anime you want, in the size you’re comfortable with. Interestingly, you don’t even have to create a user account to use this site.

Anime Tosho

Anime Tosho is another great site for downloading anime torrents. This site has an easy-to-navigate UI and an impressive library of anime torrents.

It posts up-to-date anime torrents on its homepage and doesn’t require you to create a user account before you can download it from the site. There are constantly new uploads on the site, so you’re sure to find that particular anime you’re looking for.

AniRena

AniRena provides a wide range of anime torrents and uses a clean UI. It also shows you the size of the anime torrent and the number of downloads for each.

It’s a site to try if you’re looking for a place to get great quality anime. You don’t need to have an account to access their extensive library, but you could join their Discord community when you create an account.

Shana Project

Shana Project has an extensive library with high-quality anime available to anyone and everyone. It shows you the quality of the anime torrent (HD or SD) and the file size.

You don’t need to create an account to use this site but you get added benefits if you do. The benefits include the opportunity to follow your favorite torrents and a feature that automatically downloads new episodes of any anime you choose as soon as it is released.

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Anime Layer

Anime Layer uses an approach different from other torrent sites, in terms of its UI. It shows an image related to each anime, a detailed synopsis, the resolution, size, the language in which it is subtitled in, and much more.

You get all the information you need to know about a particular anime before you even click on it. Even though the website is Russian, it’s easy to translate it into English.

AnimeTorrents

AnimeTorrents is a beautiful site for downloading all things anime, similar to Nyaa. It has a large collection of anime content, though you register to access it.

You can view comments on a particular anime torrent, to help you determine if you should download it. AnimeTorrents is often the first site to have high-quality files for new episodes and series, making it a favorite for hundreds of anime fans.

KissAnime

KissAnime offers a large collection of anime torrents to choose from, as well as manga. The torrents are well organized and sorted based on criteria like most viewed.

The user-friendly interface makes KissAnime easy to navigate. KissAnime also allows users to post and view comments, enabling you to determine which torrent is worth your time.

On these anime torrenting websites, you will likely find the anime content you want. Before downloading any torrents, however, ensure that you remain within the legal boundaries of your jurisdiction.

How to Unblock YouTube in 2020

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Sometimes, the YouTube video you really want to watch is blocked and you can’t access it. When you click on it, instead of getting the video content you’re expecting, you see this message on your screen instead: “Video unavailable. The uploader has not made this video available in your country.”

Learn how to unblock YouTube videos in this guide.

Reasons You Can’t Access YouTube

There is a myriad of reasons why YouTube might be restricting you from that particular video you want to watch:

  • School or workplace restrictions
  • Legal restriction from your own country
  • Geo-block (YouTube sometimes puts blocks in place based on your geographical location)

A geo-block could be put in place by YouTube as an attempt to comply with the copyright laws of a particular country. Moreover, the owner of the video might restrict viewing in certain countries because the video doesn’t comply with the licensing laws in those countries.

Whatever the reason may be, not being able to view a video on YouTube when you want to can be frustrating. Fortunately, there are ways to solve this.

Here are the most common ways you can use to unblock YouTube.

Using a VPN

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A virtual private network (VPN) is the easiest and fastest way to unblock YouTube videos. A VPN is the best option for online security and anonymity. It masks your IP address and encrypts your data, so your ISP can’t see the content you’re viewing.

So, instead of YouTube seeing the actual server you’re attempting to access content from, a VPN reroutes your request. It now appears like it’s coming from another server, i.e. the virtual IP address created by the VPN.

For instance, if you’re blocked from viewing a video due to your geographical location, you just have to switch your connection, using a VPN, to the VPN server of a country that has access to the video you want to watch.

Using a Proxy or Browser Add-on

A proxy server is an intermediary between the webpage and the user. It filters information coming in from the user before taking it to the webpage. It can also be used to hide a user’s IP address, making it appear as if they are in a different location, much like a VPN. This is why it is useful for unblocking YouTube videos.

  • There are many proxy websites available for free online. Some are even tailored to unblocking YouTube videos.
  • Moreover, a browser add-on such as YouTube Unblocker can also be used. It functions by linking the data from your browser to a proxy.

Using a proxy, however, is not a very secure method. Proxies do not encrypt your data, making your data susceptible to attacks by malware.

Downloading the Video For Offline Viewing

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Another way to bypass a block on a YouTube video is to download the video, to watch locally on your device. There are several sites that allow you to do so.

To download a video that you’ve been restricted from viewing, follow these simple steps.

  • Search for a reliable website that can enable you to download YouTube videos to view locally.
  • Search for the video you want to download on a search engine and copy the YouTube URL of the video, given in the search results.
  • Paste the URL on the site you found for downloading videos, and click download.
  • Despite not being able to view the video on YouTube, once it’s downloaded directly into your device, you will be able to watch it offline.

Using Tor Browser

Finally, you can also use the Tor Browser to view a blocked YouTube video. The only downside is Tor browser wasn’t initially made to stream videos. This can cause the video to stream slowly, especially HD videos.

Whichever method you use, always ensure you’re not contravening a legal order in your country.

Town of Salem Breach Affected 7.6 Million Gamers: Here’s What Happened

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Town of Salem is a browser-based multiplayer game developed by BlankMediaGames (BMG). Described as “a game of murder, deception, lying and mob hysteria,” the game is an online version of classic social deduction games like Mafia and Werewolf.

Find out what happened during the Town of Salem breach that occurred in 2018.

What is Town of Salem?

Town of Salem is a video game that is played by over 8 million gamers. The game involves 7-15 players randomly divided into groups or alignments – Town, Mafia, Serial Killers, Arsonists, and Neutrals.

The mafia, serial killers, and arsonists are all evil roles, while the town alignment is the only good role. All alignments have their specific roles and win conditions.

For instance, the job of members of the mafia is to kill everyone that does not submit to them. The town group has to lynch members of the mafia as well as other villains. Arsonists must kill everyone in the game except a select few by dousing houses and setting them on fire in the night.

The Town of Salem Data Breach

On December 28, 2018, cybersecurity firm DeHashed received an anonymous email that disclosed the breach. Evidence of a break-in into the server and the player database were included in the email.

According to DeHashed, the database in the email had a total row count of 8,388,894 including about 7,633,234 unique email addresses. The data leaked included usernames, emails, passwords, IP addresses as well as game and forum activity. The firm also claimed that the billing and credit card information of those that paid for certain features were also leaked. However, BlankMediaGames disputed this claim.

Five days later, on January 2, 2019, BlankMediaGames confirmed the breach via an announcement on the official Town of Salem game forum. A spokesperson with the username ‘Achilles’ stated that the breach had indeed occurred but the only important compromised data were usernames, passwords, IP, and email addresses.

The claim that the billing information of some users was also released was denied. Achilles stated that all payments were handled by third-party payment processors and BMG does not even see any credit card information at all.

How the Breach Happened

Players of Town of Salem have access to a WordPress site, which was the point of attack for the hackers. The administrator of the site had reused passwords on multiple sites, making it easy for the hacker to gain access to the account. While the admin quickly detected the hack and changed the password, the damage had already been done.

The hacker already put in a ‘backdoor’ that allowed reentry without any authentication request. From there, the hacker uploaded a file that resulted in an RFI (Remote File Intrusion). This file enabled them to download the entire database of the server and get the information they needed.

The fault of the hack lies with the developers of the game and the administrator of the WordPress site. The developers made use of a scripting software (phpBB) that gave anyone with the correct username and password access to extract the user database. There is common misinformation in the media about how the passwords were encrypted with a mixture of MD5 and PHPass. This is false as the encryption was entirely PHPass. MD5 is easy to hack while PHPass is more complex to decrypt.

The Aftermath

After Town of Salem confirmed the breach, a lot of users complained about how the situation was handled.

Firstly, it took them three weeks to acknowledge that they had been hacked. After the breach occurred, it seemed like there was going to be no foul play. So, the company didn’t say anything about it.

Secondly, DeHashed sent emails over the Christmas and new year holiday to BMG about the hack. But they didn’t get any response from the team. BMG claimed that the emails DeHashed sent to them were all redirected to the spam folder. So they didn’t get them.

At first, the leaked data were only available for sale on dark web forums at the cost of $500 per file. After a while, it became available on Google to anyone that searched for it. Although credit card information and other sensitive data were not leaked, the leaked information is phishing material.

To prevent scams or blackmail, BMG sent mass emails to their users asking them to change their passwords.

The Fallout

Although the breach was quite an unfortunate incident, it assisted the police in making an important arrest.

20-year old Timothy Dalton Vaughn was sending fake bomb threats to thousands of schools while trying to frame gamers as the culprit. The police went through the leaked data and found the same username. He used to chat with a friend about the threats on Twitter on the list.

The leaked data showed that in 2018, someone had registered the username ‘hdgzero’, which was the username Vaughn used on Twitter. The username was registered with an email address and IP address. And the police were able to trace the culprit of the act.

Lessons Learnt

The hackers of the Town of Salem were never caught. This incident shows that companies, no matter the size, must not take cybersecurity lightly.

Making use of safe scripting software is a good step in the right path. Also, admins should not be negligent when handling their passwords.

The data leak issue also raised important ethical questions. For example, in the case of a data breach where there is no immediate leak of the stolen data, should the users be made aware that the servers have been breached? Also, how soon should the public be made aware of such a breach? Should it be immediately or after a complete analysis?

Top 7 Cybersecurity & Hacking Conferences for White Hat Hackers

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There are several high-profile, annual cybersecurity conferences that provide an avenue for white hat hackers, security researchers, and others to learn new trends in the field.

Below, you will find is a list of the best cybersecurity and hacker conferences you can attend.

DEFCON

Jeff Moss founded DEFCON in 1993 in what was supposed to be a farewell party for a friend. But now, it’s one of the biggest hacker conferences in the world.

The conference is held in Las Vegas every summer and attended by cybersecurity professionals, security researchers, students, journalists, federal law enforcement agents from the FBI, and many others.

The last DEFCON was named ‘DEFCON 27’ and held on August 8–11, 2019. It took place in the Paris Hotel, Bally’s Hotel, Planet Hollywood, and Flamingo Hotel with an attendance of approximately 30,000 people.

The convention brings several speakers to deliver speeches on cybersecurity challenges and tactics to thwart malicious attacks. Moreover, there are hackathons ranging from lockpicking to art-related contests, scavenger hunts, and Capture the Flag.

In the most popular contest, known as the Capture the Flag (CTF), groups of hackers compete by attacking and defending systems. Badges are awarded to winners of contests at DEFCON and the highest badge is The Black Badge. This badge permits free entrance to DEFCON for life, which makes it worth thousands of dollars.

The RSA Conference

RSA Conferences are a series of security conferences that take place in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the United Arab Emirates every year. The number of attendees for each event stands at approximately 50,000. Jim Bidzos founded this conference in 1991.

The conference consists of educational seminars on IT, networking, and presentation of programs. Speakers compete fiercely for speaking positions as they are very competitive with thousands vying for a few hundred positions.

The conferences are typically themed and centered around one or two topics. Moreover, there is an exhibition where vendors have the opportunity to present solutions to IT problems to attendees.

Black Hat

Jeff Moss also founded Black Hat after four years of DEFCON. Despite its name, it’s a conference that teaches ethical hacking and how to counter cyberthreats.

It is a cybersecurity conference that provides the latest information and also the latest trends in information security. The attendees vary from hackers, representatives of government agencies, executives, hackers, top security professionals, and even non-technical individuals.

The conference takes place in Las Vegas, Barcelona, London, Abu Dhabi, and usually holds some days before DEFCON. Additionally, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C have also hosted Black Hat in the past.

The conference comprises three major aspects: the Black Hat Briefings, Black Hat Trainings, and Black Hat Arsenal.

The black hat briefings involve speeches on topics like reverse engineering and hacking delivered by top industry players. The arsenal is an exhibition.

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THOTCON

THOTCON is the first hacker conference to hold in Chicago. Nicholas J. Percoco, Matt Jakubowski, Jonathan Tomek, and others organize this event.

The exact location is kind of a secret. Attendees only know the location a week before the event. The letters of the words of the Chicago Area Code (312) form the name. Three, One, Two (THOT). The purpose for creating the event was to bring together hackers in Chicago without spending a lot of money on traveling.

It is a low budget event consisting of several tracks of both short and long talks, contests, and workshops. Topics of discussion include data visualization, computer/human interfaces, wearable computing, intelligence gathering, and surveillance. Also, THOTCON counts towards security certifications such as CAP, SSCP, and CISSP CPE credits.

SchmooCon

ShmooCon is an annual conference in several locations in Washington DC. It lasts for three days with the first day comprised of speed talks called One Track Mind.

The last two days consists of three different tracks – Build It, Belay It, and Bring It On. The talks are on a wide variety of subjects such as inventive software, technology exploitation, computer security, and hardware solutions.

The convention also supports non-profit organizations through t-shirt sales. These charities include Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Hackers for Charity (HFC), and the No Starch Press Foundation. The event typically sells out fast, with 2,175 people attending in 2019.

OWASP Global Appsec Conference

The Open Web Application Security Project hosts the OWASP Global AppSec annually. The organizers are a security organization that aims to provide effective and practical security guidance to companies.

The event starts with three days of training followed by a two-day conference. Global AppSec brings cybersecurity experts to deliver technical talks on IT issues. There are also debate panels, keynote speeches from top players on cybersecurity, contests, and vendor booths.

Chaos Communication Congress

The Chaos Communication Congress is hosted by Chaos Computer Club (CCC), which is the largest association of hackers in Europe. The congress started in 1984.

The event features lectures related to privacy, hacktivism, data security, online freedom of speech, and others. It’s also the largest cybersecurity conference after DEFCON. The congress takes place at the Trade Fair Grounds in Leipzig, Germany. In the past, it also took place in Hamburg and Berlin.

Top 10 Funniest Dark Web and Deep Web Memes

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Dark web and deep web memes have become increasingly popular since the dark web received more media attention. Here are the top ten funniest dark web memes we could find on the surface web.

Are You Really for Sale Dark Web?

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Imagine finding out you’ve been put up for sale with a promise to be delivered on the same day should someone make a purchase. There are often false stories of the sale of people on the dark web. However, this is also a fun way to scare people new to the dark web.

Fake Sales Deep Web Meme

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The stonks meme is another meme used to mock the false stories of people put on sale on the dark web. Trying to say, some people even traffick themself on the dark web.

Mind How You Talk

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Users of the deep and dark web take privacy and anonymity very seriously. But when you discover someone knows your address, you’re in trouble.

Your Face on a Dark Web Live Stream

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Rumors of webcam spy are common on the deep web. It could be scary to newbies and people just visiting the dark web

Have You Got Dark Web Protection?

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You do need protection before you visit the dark web. But this one – as you’ve guessed already – is very ineffective. Making use of trusted security software, privacy-oriented browsers like Tor count for protection.

Dead Web vs Dark Web Meme

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Microsoft owns Bing, a search engine. Though it is still functional, no one uses it now.

Does the FBI Really Use Reddit?

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The FBI uses social media sites such as Reddit to ask seemingly harmless questions just to get information, according to this dark web meme.

Think Twice Before Clicking that Link

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Sometimes, links to the dark web are posted conspicuously on sites like Reddit. Unaware users may click assuming it’s a link to something nice only to find themselves in the dark web.

Don’t Try to Buy a PS4 for $10

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You can buy all sorts of cheap things on the dark web but trying to buy a PS4 for $10 is taking it too far.

There Are Many More Dark Web Memes

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Hackerman is a picture of the actor Rami Malek dressed in a hoodie and looking a little smug. Here, it’s depicting smugness from getting access to memes on the dark web.

If you want to learn more about the dark web, check out our top pick of dark web books.

What is Red Teaming?

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Teaming is a practice in cybersecurity aimed at simulating real-life cyberattacks on a company’s system, network, or workforce. The idea is to determine the impenetrability of the company’s defense against cyber threats. There are two types of teaming in cybersecurity: blue teaming and red teaming.

This guide will focus on red teaming and how it differs from penetration testing.

Blue Teaming

A blue team comprises individuals in the internal security team of an organization that defends it against real-life attackers and the red team.

Cybersecurity solutions typically defend against a wide array of cyberattacks. But the job of the blue team is to spot and neutralize more covert attacks that these technologies cannot detect.

The blue team closely monitors an organization’s system to detect suspicious traffic patterns. It also identifies indicators of compromise, which they shut down immediately.

Red Teaming

Red Teams are the attacking group, comprised of security experts who test the effectiveness of a security infrastructure by mimicking the techniques of hackers as realistically as possible.

Their job is to stealthily try to break the defenses of the company’s cybersecurity. They identify and exploit vulnerabilities and weaknesses while striving to remain undetectable. While a red team can consist of individuals that work for the company, the usual practice is to employ the services of external cyber experts that will look at the defenses with fresh eyes.

In doing their jobs, the red team employs any means possible that a real cyber attacker would to penetrate both the systems and physical premises of the company. This could involve creating malware and employing social engineering tactics on the employees.

Difference Between Red Teaming and Penetration Testing

Red teaming is similar to penetration testing but there are some clear differences. They are both used to determine how solid the cybersecurity of a company is and how well cyber defenses will fare in the face of an attack.

Goals of Red Teaming vs Pen-testing

However, pen-testing only revolves around identifying the flaws in the systems of an organization. It notices easy penetration points for hackers and exploits these flaws to see the potential destructiveness of a security breach. The goals in pen-testing are not specific.

Red teaming, on the other hand, is multi-leveled and targeted. It looks to achieve specific goals such as gaining access to a specific server that carries sensitive information. It not only finds and exploits vulnerabilities but also tests the ability to detect and respond to breaches.

Red teaming provides a more holistic answer to the question of how well a company can handle possible future cyber threats. It simulates real-life attacks using any means available to break both cybersecurity and physical barriers.

Length of Execution of Red Teaming vs Pen-testing

Also, red teaming typically lasts longer than pen-testing. It could go on for about 3 – 4 weeks, though it depends on the kind of attack. Conversely, pen-testing typically lasts for a week or two.

Red teaming is indispensable for big companies that store sensitive information since they are susceptible to hackers.

Red teaming does not stop at just staging an attack. Following the test attack, they work with the blue team to evaluate the effectiveness of the barriers they encountered. The red team shows the blue team the flaws they exploited and how they were able to penetrate the security system.

The blue team, armed with this valuable information, devises and implements tactics to remove the flaws to protect the organization against real future attacks.

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