Showing posts from March, 2022

Still think strong passwords are overrated? Think twice!

A few months ago, I wrote about various ways attackers could make attempts on your passwords for nefarious purposes. In case you did not read it, do so here right away.  Since then, have you really cared to reinforce your passwords to conform to best practices? Some of the discussed password strengthening strategies I highlighted included using unique passphrases that are a mix of 8 characters or more, not recycling passwords for use in more than one site, and using password managers in case you feel overwhelmed by the number of passwords you need to cram and/or use.  In case you are not convinced that you need to have really good passwords, let me make an attempt to crack a deliberately weak WIFI password from one of my routers. To do this, I will set a generic password i.e. password123 as my WIFI password, and then attempt to crack it.  While practical, this article is for demonstration purposes. Never attempt to crack passwords at your workplace or target devices and infrastructure

Basic tools for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Cybersecurity

With increasing application of technology across different domains world over, information has become the new oil upon which organizations base their business strategies. Alongside the proliferation of technology and a myriad of increasingly significant fields such as data science, more and more organizations are becoming cognizant of the enormous advantages data and information can present. While organizations will feel the need to protect their assets with greater urgency, even the least of tech savvy individuals can make use of tools and technologies that make it easy to at least  muster the basics of information acquisition.  This article is for groups of people who may want to know the general basics of information gathering from freely accessible sources (OSINT). Whether you are a doctor or a mason, information gathering will ultimately be important in building a knowledge base vital for both personal and professional use. By extension, any individual would naturally be interest