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Top 5 Cybersecurity Things Small Businesses Need To Know

Well hello there reader! To start things off, a brief history on the origins of Bsquared Intel. From 2017-2018 we entered into the personal brand reputation arena because our OSINT skills are useful in finding information that a client would want to know should they need to holistically polish up their image. Our frustration with [...]

PayPal SMiShing Attack: A Closer Look

If you’ve been reading our blog, you’ll recall not too long ago we dug into a SMiShing attempt that was not super common because of it’s use of punycode. This previous article also discussed what SMiShing is, the victim impact of this activity from the FBI’s Internet Crime Report, and ways spammers/scammers get your phone [...]

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words Part 2: Photo Analysis

If you’ve signed up for our newsletter, you may remember this edition where we talked about metadata in images. Check it out here. Metadata is data about the data. In the context of a photo, it’s the date/timestamp, the make/model of the device that took the picture, and even the GPS coordinates, but what about [...]

Bsquared Intel’s Summer Giveaway!

Kick-start your organization’s cybersecurity this summer. According to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, 80% of breaches were caused by external threat actors targeting external things like web applications. Because we deal with external stuff (your website, social media, other publicly facing digital assets) we are excited to give away three of our business cybersecurity [...]

Hurricane Season Is Here: Prepping Your Technology

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a very active 2022 Hurricane Season [Link]. In this article we’re going to to talk about prepping your technology for a storm. First and foremost, your life and safety are priority number one, as well as those you are responsible for. Ensure that you have evacuation [...]

Small Businesses, Here Are 4 Risks When Letting a Third Party Manage Your Domain Name

Hey there small business owner reader who hired someone to build your website and who also purchased your domain name for you. Have you thought about what could go wrong if something happened to the person who registered your domain name? Your domain name is an important digital business assets you own. Firstly, it’s what [...]

Unsuccessful Punycode Smishing Attack Leads to More Questions Than Answers

It’s been a while since we’ve done anything investigative, so in this article we’re going to pick apart a SMiSHing attempt we received. This one is a little more on the technical side because punycode is used in this attack, so we’ll do our best to break it down. Because this attempt is so poorly [...]

How Social Media Undermines Your Organization’s Security

The best place to start for this entry is the opening months of the pandemic. We begin here because there was an inflection point in social media use mid-March 2020. As society-at-large was in lockdown trying to figure out what was happening, there was a nearly 25% increase in people using social media apps, according [...]