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Interactive Phishing: Using Chatbot-like Web Applications to Harvest Information

Phishing website links are commonly delivered via email to their respective targets. Once clicked, these websites often show a single webpage that outright asks for sensitive information like account login credentials, credit card details, and other personally identifiable information (PII). Recently, we have encountered an interesting phishing website containing an interactive component in it: a chatbot.

Netacea Receives Top Score in Bot Detection Criterion in 2022 Analyst Report

Agentless bot management provider ranked among top players in Analyst Report Manchester, 12th April, 2022 – Netacea, the bot detection and mitigation specialist, today announced it has received the highest score in the Bot Detection criterion in The Forrester Wave™: Bot Management, Q2 2022 report.

Join the red team: Why every business should adopt an adversarial mindset

Netacea CTO Andy Still was recently joined on the Cybersecurity Sessions podcast by Jonathan Echavarria, an offensive security expert and Enterprise Architect at ReliaQuest. Jonathan shared his perspectives and philosophies around offensive security and what he gained from his time being part of a ‘red team’ at Facebook. Let’s recap some of the insights Andy discussed with Jonathan.

The trader bots controlling the global stock market

Trading on the stock market has only grown more complex in the past few decades. Thanks to high frequency trading (HFT) and the rise of Big Data in financial markets, it’s impossible for an individual investor, trader or stock analyst to make the right investment decisions quickly enough to react to an increasingly complex market. With traders needing to make investment decisions on-the-spot in seconds, not minutes, it’s unsurprising that they have turned to rule-based automation and AI.

Why you shouldn't share your Netflix password, even with your parents

In March 2021, Netflix users logging into shared accounts reported seeing a message on the service telling them, “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.” At the time, the affected users had to input a multifactor authentication (MFA) code sent via SMS or email to regain access.

Break the account takeover kill chain with better password encryption

The new currency in the digital age is personally identifiable information (PII). Information about who we are, what we like, how we act, where we go and why we do things is a valuable resource which organizations use to sell to us more effectively. Users rightly expect businesses to take proper care of this information, because in the wrong hands, it can be used to harm the user.

How to improve user experience without compromising security

In a fiercely competitive industry, user experience (UX) is one area where retailers can differentiate themselves and win customer loyalty. UX design is a means to reducing friction between users and what they want to do (or more accurately, what the business wants them to do). UX is thus vital to influencing metrics like conversion rate, time on site, page views and basket size.