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Tips for Surviving Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday

The tips we’re about to share should be top of mind every day not just during the holiday season. Let’s begin with any interesting discovery by Kaspersky Labs. In 2017, Kaspersky Labs released their Black Friday report and one of their findings is that consumers who use their mobile devices are a driving factor of [...]

Sextortion: 12 Tips to Help Protect Yourself

If you have stumbled on this post, you are probably here for one of two reasons. You want to understand what sextortion is because maybe you're unfamiliar with term, or someone threatened to expose some compromising details about you. In this post we are going to talk about things you need to do immediately and [...]

Loose Lips Sink Ships

Loose lips sink ships “...originated on propaganda posters during World War II. The phrase was created by the War Advertising Council and used on posters by the United States Office of War Information.” [Source: Wikipedia] It’s meaning was to convey that servicemen in World War II, and citizens need to be careful about what information [...]

OSINT: What is it and how businesses benefit from our services

One thing about many industries is that there are a ton of acronyms for everything. The tech industry certainly has it’s fair share, as well as those in security. OSINT stands for Open Source Intelligence. You may also hear other terms like passive, or public, reconnaissance. The underlying theme of these terms is that public [...]

What is domain slamming and 3 tips to help you from falling for it.

Before talking about domain slamming, let’s briefly look at the importance of your domain name, whether you have a personal website/blog, or own a business. Your domain name is how you are identified on the the public Internet. When someone browses to your web site, their computing device needs to know the IP address of [...]

Small Business and the Two Tricky Situations They Face with Cyber Security

Small businesses are in a tricky situation when it comes to cyber security risk. From a USA Today report in 2017, the statistics are alarming: 2/3 of cyber attacks are against small businesses. 60% of small businesses that are attacked typically go out of business after 6 months of the incident. A cyber attack can [...]

Parents, it’s almost back to school time for your kids. Protect them on social media!

Parents, it’s almost that time of year again! Back to school time for the kids! For some this may be your child’s first year in school ever. For others, you and your kids may be pros at the perfect back to school picture. In a previous post we discussed the issues of sharing things about [...]

My Dear Beneficiary Very Important Information Regarding Spam

Recently a client asked why they were getting spam in their email and there are many plausible scenarios for why people, in general, receive these types of messages. This article is only going to focus on a couple of these reasons. Data breaches/scraped email addresses Data breaches, or by scraping web content, are a couple [...]

Root Cause: The Case Against Suppression and De-indexing.

To put it on record, bsquared intel does not do suppression of negative/questionable information/data about you. Nor can we get search engines to de-index results. We can only help you control what you have direct access too and to search for where things managed to get out into the wild. If things do escape your [...]