Testing Malicious URL links

We all receive emails with URL links in them. It has become increasingly impossible to tell if a URL link is malicious or not. I will introduce some tools and techniques to make sure you understand how to test URL links for yourself. I will be using three different tools, VirusTotal, Any.Run, and URLScan.io. WARNING:Continue reading “Testing Malicious URL links”

Mental Health in Cybersecurity

Mental health is an important part of life in 2022. According to the non-profit Mental Health America, the percentage of adults with a mental illness report unmet need for treatment has increased every year since 2011. This has only escalated with the pandemic. In a career as stressful and stretched as cybersecurity, it can beContinue reading “Mental Health in Cybersecurity”

MosaicLoader Malware

Since before the depiction of Neptune immortalized in a mosaic in the 3rd Millenium, mosaics have been a source of wonder and amazement. The fine details in an artists expression has been part of past and current artistic works. Newer “artists” are creating masterpieces within a more digitized medium known as malware. This malware isContinue reading “MosaicLoader Malware”

Setting up Security Onion

Setting up security onion can be a pain if you haven’t done it before. If you follow the instructions to the letter, you will be fine, however I am impatient and need to try, and fail, repeatedly so I can memorize how to get it built. First and foremost, you will want to make sureContinue reading “Setting up Security Onion”

Security Basics

My brother called me in a panic. He frantically explained that his email and possibly his social media accounts were compromised. I explained what he needed to do and told him he should do it immediately. A while back my wife’s car got broken into, they didn’t steal anything of value, but they did takeContinue reading “Security Basics”