Josh Fruhlinger

Josh Fruhlinger is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles.

Recent ransomware attacks define the malware's new age

What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here's what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack.

The OPM hack explained: Bad security practices meet China's Captain America

The OPM hack explained: Bad security practices meet China's Captain America

How the OPM hack happened, the technical details, and a timeline of the infiltration and response.

Marriott data breach FAQ: How did it happen and what was the impact?

Marriott data breach FAQ: How did it happen and what was the impact?

In late 2018, the Marriott hotel chain announced that one of its reservation systems had been compromised, with hundreds of millions of customer records, including credit card and passport numbers, being exfiltrated by the attackers....

Equifax data breach FAQ: What happened, who was affected, what was the impact?

Equifax data breach FAQ: What happened, who was affected, what was the impact?

In 2017, personally identifying data of hundreds of millions of people was stolen from credit reporting agency Equifax. Here's a timeline of what happened, how it happened, and the impact.

The CIA triad: Definition, components and examples

The CIA triad: Definition, components and examples

The CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability) triad is a widely used information security model that can guide an organization's efforts and policies aimed at keeping its data secure.

What is information security? Definition, principles, and jobs

What is information security? Definition, principles, and jobs

Information security is a set of practices intended to keep data secure from unauthorized access or alterations. Here's a broad look at the policies, principles, and people used to protect data.

What is a false flag? How state-based hackers cover their tracks

What is a false flag? How state-based hackers cover their tracks

False flags are a favorite technique of cyber attackers connected to Russian intelligence, but they don't have a monopoly on the practice.

What is cybersecurity? Definition, frameworks, jobs, and salaries

What is cybersecurity? Definition, frameworks, jobs, and salaries

Cybersecurity is the practice of defending computers, networks, and data from malicious electronic attacks. Learn the skills, certifications and degrees you need to land a job in this challenging field.

How EDR stops hackers in their tracks

How EDR stops hackers in their tracks

EDR is a category of security tools that monitor end-user hardware devices across a network for a range of suspicious activities and behavior, reacting automatically to block perceived threats and saving forensic data for further...

Social engineering explained: How criminals exploit human behavior

Social engineering explained: How criminals exploit human behavior

Social engineering is the art of exploiting human psychology, rather than technical hacking techniques, to gain access to buildings, systems or data.

What is OAuth? How the open authorization framework works

What is OAuth? How the open authorization framework works

OAuth is an open-standard authorization protocol or framework that describes how unrelated servers and services can safely allow authenticated access to their assets. It is widely accepted, but be aware of its vulnerabilities.

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