The Night Masters, exploitation of the internet and the Internet of Things (IoT) avails to attackers (computer geeks) a great deal of opportunities to swim in a vulnerable world where everyone is a target to attack
A school going teenager of 16 years from Melbourne whose identity was for security purposes withheld, was reportedly to have broken into Apple’s secure computer systems in August, 2018 and summoned by courts of law after the giant company acknowledged the FBI for his sniffing activities on the giant electronics company. The teenage conduct of penetrating Apple’s mainframe was done as he was at his home on multiple occasions over a full year because of the much interest in the company and desire to be one of it employee according to his lawyer. According to the courts hearing, it was found out that the computer geek this teenager had downloaded 90Gb of classified files and had access to customer accounts
More details on how the teenager hacked Apple, read more
From the lay man’s point of view, what does this scenario show us?
No one is safe from the Night Masters, it’s just not yet that they bump into you, but does not mean that they don’t know of your existence on the internet, they just need to get a reason to get to you.
You don’t have to leave in a so comfortable zone as though your unreachable, Cyber Security Awareness is the solution to our problem in order to maintain the three fundamental aspects of security which are data integrity, data confidentiality and availability of data when we subject ourselves to internet security
From the cyber hygiene perspective, here are some tools that could provide a shield to your internet safety browsing
- password strength checkers, which lets you know the time it may take one to decrypt your password and help you come up with stronger and hard to crack passwords.
- Using a simple tool like Sucuri to test the sites that you visit, whether they are not blacklisted, or containing malicious content.
- Net-craft and Dmitry online tools. Netcraft is a website analyzing server which enables attackers find basic and important information about your website like: which operating system it uses, in which web server it runs, how much a website is secure, the scripted language that website used, in which technology a website works, hosting providers, ISPs, encrypted transactions, up-time information and much more.
Just like Netcraft, there is another tool Dmitry (deep magic information gathering). It comes along with Kali Linux setup and it provides a great deal of information about a website. To open this tool type Dmitry in your terminal.
It shows all the available commands that can be used in this. So, if we have to find information about a website you use these commands on the terminal and all information you request for shall be displayed.
This is a very basic tool for finding deep information of a website. It saves your time and you don’t have to download it. It is already present in Kali Linux.
Don’t be left out in the basket of ignorance anymore, check out the different demos and simple tutorials on data protection and cyber security of your home network or company network<link to demo/tutorials>
Remember, the cost of ignorance is greater than the price you pay for rebuilding your dignities