SEO - Computing

SEO Blogs

26 May 2022

SEO Blogs SEO Blogs
  • Exploring the Key Mobile Traffic Trends for 2022: Is the Pandemic Still Defining the State of Mobile Search?
    26 May 2022

    In this post, we explore mobile data from our recent State of Mobile study to uncover recent trends and look toward the future of mobile search. Looking forward, will mobile trends rise or decline? How has the app landscape changed? What channels drive the most mobile traffic? We‘ll answer these questions and more!

  • Benefits of Facebook Local Marketing: Go-To-Guide
    26 May 2022

    When we think of local search, we often think about Google. However, a local search may extend to a social media platform as well. Facebook is not only a social media network but also an essential platform for local business discoverability and reaching your target audience online. Each of your brand locations’ Facebook Business Page also presents an opportunity to communicate and share offers with current customers, which is why Facebook local marketing cannot be ignored.

    Having a robust Facebook presence for each of your brand’s locations can help you not only appear in search, where people are looking specifically for your brand, but also in front of people who are looking for products and services like yours.

    In this post, you will learn everything you need to know about the benefits of Facebook marketing for enterprise and multi-location brands, including:

    • How to get started
    • How to verify your page
    • Tips for engaging local customers with Facebook Content
    Getting Started: How to Create a Facebook Page

    Creating hundreds or thousands of pages is a time-consuming endeavor, but this is an essential component in a local marketing strategy. It’s crucial that pages are consistent across the brand. Whether you are just starting out or trying to consolidate existing pages, an experienced local enterprise marketing partner can help optimize and streamline the process.

    The first step to building a Facebook Page is to log in or create a Facebook profile, as it is the anchor to the Facebook page(s) and provides you access to monitor and go between the pages in Meta Business Suite.

    Begin by opening your Facebook profile. You’ll see the page icon at the top of the homepage and click “Create New Page.”

    Enter your business name and select a category that accurately describes your page.

    Next enter your address and contact information, including the phone number for the location. Once you click “Create Page,” you can add a profile picture and cover photo. After you’ve entered all the initial information, save your page and check out how it looks.

    It’s as simple as that – that is, for one location.

    Updating and Maintaining Your Facebook Page

    Similar to Google Business Profiles, it’s crucial to monitor and update your locations’ Facebook Pages any time an update occurs. For example, if a location moves, it’s critical to update your address on your Facebook Page to ensure searchers know where to find you.

    Creating Facebook Pages for hundreds or even thousands of locations is a far more complex and time-consuming undertaking. This is why many enterprise brands choose a local marketing solution that incorporates social media platform setup and management as well as SEO.

    You might choose to use a boilerplate About Us description for all locations to get set up quickly. But, your brand should aim to gradually create unique content for each listing.

    See’s Candies store Facebook location page example

    How to Verify Your Local Business Facebook Page

    Verifying a Facebook page is easy, fast, and has significant benefits. A verified page assures your customers they are at the right location to learn about, contact, and purchase from your brand. The verified badge is a blue checkmark that will appear next to your Facebook page in results.

    It reflects that Facebook has confirmed your page is directly associated with your business and that your page is genuine and not a copy someone else made. It also secures your page, as verified pages cannot be transferred or modified by other individuals not linked to the profile that set it up.

    To verify your page, fill out this form so Facebook can check your information. The requirements for the page include that it needs to be a registered company, be the sole presence of the business through the page, have the about section filled out, a profile picture, and at least one post.

    Finally, the page must be from a notable or well-known brand or company. This is another place a local marketing partner can help.

    Create Posts to Promote Your Local Business

    Now that you have your Facebook Business Pages set up, it’s time to create some content to engage your target audience. Let’s take a look at the different types of content you can create.

    Facebook text post

    Facebook text posts have text that will appear on your follower’s news feed. If you have a change of store hours, an event coming up, or information you want to share with your customers, you can simply create a post communicating that information in a text post.

    With a text post, you can add a background to the text so it shows more prominently on someone’s news feed. You can do this by selecting the colored square to choose a background for the text after you type your content in the section that reads “What’s on your mind, [Name]?” at the top of your Facebook page.

    Facebook photo post

    If you would like to share a photo of your product, an infographic, or a discount graphic you created, you can create a photo post. If you want to add further information, you can combine creative copy and a call to action to get your local community engaged.

    Facebook video post

    Facebook offers three ways that you can disseminate a video: in-stream, through people’s news feeds, and in stories. In-stream videos will appear during breaks in videos people watch. News feed videos will appear on people’s news feeds, and stories videos will appear in the stories section of Facebook.

    A video post is a great way to interact with your customers and expand upon or demonstrate the products or services you offer. Additionally, they are an excellent addition to Facebook ad campaigns.

    Facebook Live video

    A Facebook live video is a video you create in the moment where viewers can comment and like the content you are releasing in real-time. In addition, you can cover various topics, answer questions people communicate in the chat, and create more personable interactions with your customers.

    Linked content posts (AKA link posts)

    A linked content post can be a text post with a link that can direct customers to your website. They are perfect if you are describing a particular product. Then a customer can click on the link and learn more or purchase that product on your website.

    You can also prompt them to sign up for your emailing list or send them a discount linked to a page on your website where they can connect with your brand. You might choose to share these in relevant Facebook Groups as well as on your own brand pages. Be careful with your posting frequency to avoid being seen as a spammer.

    Essential Facebook Page Management Tips for Brands

    The following are the activities you need to monitor and tackle at scale to take full advantage of the benefits of your Facebook presence.

    Create and share engaging content.

    Sharing a good content mix on Facebook to help grow your audience and drive more sales. In addition to organic posts and informational content, you can share offers and location-specific or brand-wide deals, video content, and more.

    To give consumers a better idea of what your location has to offer, you can also share photos and videos from that location. The more authentic an image is, the better it reflects what it would look like visiting your location or purchasing your product.

    Image Considerations

    There’s a lot to consider when selecting images for your Facebook page. First, it’s essential to make sure you don’t crop out any necessary content when uploading your photo. To fix this, check the size requirements to make sure they will reflect well on someone’s news feed.

    Facebook recommends 479 x 246 pixels for desktop images with a link and minimum width of 320 pixels on mobile for your Facebook image size. Generally, pictures should be 1,080 x 1,350 pixels.

    You can also edit your image right on Facebook by clicking edit when you upload your photo or use a program like Canva to create content or edit an image.

    Another important thing to keep in mind is the amount of text you add to an image. Too much text can distract consumers from the point of your post and overshadow your image.

    You can also create 3D images so people can get a better view of a location or product. It’s easier than you may think; simply click Make 3D at the photo’s top left and insert your image.

    Example of an excellent Facebook business photo in action

    If you want to give your content an extra boost, allocate some advertising budget to social media advertising. You can set a daily budget and run tests to see which ad formats and placements do the best job of increasing your audience size on this social platform. Using Custom Audiences can help you connect with existing customers on Facebook, as well.

    Monitor and respond to online reviews.

    It’s crucial to monitor and respond to online reviews in a timely manner. Many consumers rely on reviews to make the decision to purchase from a business. Consumers also watch how companies respond to reviews to see how their customer service reacts and if they take negative reviews seriously.

    For brands, reviews are a great insight into how your business operates, and responding to them should be a regular part of normal business operations.

    Brands should follow some simple best practices for responding to negative reviews. First, remember to write considerate and polite responses to avoid escalating the situation and minimize any potential damage to the customer relationship. Generic or vague answers can seem insincere. It’s also important to take time to understand the local area to better respond to reviews.

    But, it doesn’t just come down to responding to negative reviews. Businesses should also respond to positive reviews. You can create a template that can be modified or personalized for responses. This helps to simplify the response process for positive reviews.

    Businesses should aim to respond within 24 hours to both negative and positive reviews. If you have multiple locations, it could be beneficial to invest in a review management platform to help you stay on top of responding to reviews.

    Keep all essential business information up to date.

    It’s crucial to keep your business information up-to-date across your website, Google Business Profile, and all social media sites to avoid confusion for your consumers. This could include hours of operation, website or booking URL, phone number, menus, and more.

    Make sure that all essential business information that will help your Facebook visitor convert to an in-store visit, an online booking, or other action of your choice is up-to-date and featured prominently on the Facebook page. Periodically reviewing this information could be an easy addition to your operations.

    Monitor and respond to Messages.

    Businesses can use an autoresponder for initial responses outside business hours and to communicate simple information. This way, customers get an immediate response and have some information as to when someone will respond to them.

    With that being said, companies shouldn’t use autoresponders to replace human interaction. It’s still important to have someone assigned to monitor messages and respond with more personable or detailed information that the customers might need.

    It’s also essential to create a standard operating procedure if you have multiple people responding to reviews or messages to make sure there is consistency across answers. Another valuable thing to keep in mind is responding to users’ comments as they might have questions or feedback.

    Measure performance and plan for improvements.

    Brands must have high-level insights and the ability to drill down into location-specific performance. To view your insights for your Facebook page, you can go to your news feed, click “Pages,” then go to your page and select “Insights.”

    Insights show how people engage with your page and posts and how often they comment or like a post. In addition, Facebook insights can also show you the views, reach, and impressions for your content. This will help you see what’s working to inform your future content strategy.

    They also give a breakdown of the demographics for people visiting your page. You can view insights going back two years and see the location, age, and gender of the people interacting with your page.

    Businesses can incorporate these insights into their overall local marketing insights by using a single dashboard to manage Google Business Profiles, Facebook Pages, and more inside a single dashboard. This makes it easier to manage and strategize in one location.

    Always consider what you’d like potential customers to do next.

    What is the next step in your customer’s journey? It’s essential to consider your call to action for every post. Include calls to action in your Facebook post and image captions to help people take that next step.

    If you create an ad campaign, it’s important that there’s a logical sequence that tells a story in how you present information to the consumer and clearly shows what you want them to do next after viewing your post.

    Facebook Local Marketing for Brands: FAQs How do I add basic information to my page?

    To update or add information to your page, you must go to your page and select Edit Page Info on the left. Then you can select which section you would like to edit and change the information.

    How do I add an action button to my Facebook Page?

    First, you need to be an admin, editor, moderator, or advertiser to add this function. If you have this capability, then go to your page and select the + Add a Button that is below your cover photo. Then select the button you would like to add and follow the instructions. When finished, click Save.

    How do I add or change business hours on my Facebook Page?

    To add or change your business hours, go to your page and select Edit Page Info. Then select the Hours section and adjust your hours. If your business is temporarily closed or is changing hours for the time being, you can select Temporary Service Changes.

    How do I manage tabs and sections for my Facebook Page?

    You need to be an admin or editor to manage the tabs and sections for this function. First, go to your page and select Settings to reorder, remove, or add a section. Then click the Template and Tabs section in the left column. To add a tab or section, toggle the button next to it so that the button is blue. To remove it, click it so that the button is grey. If you want to reorder the sections, just click and drag the tab to where you would like it to be.

    How do I add services to my Facebook Page?

    To add services to your page, go to your page and click More and then Services. Then click Add a Service, select the service you would like to add, and select Save when finished.

    The post Benefits of Facebook Local Marketing: Go-To-Guide appeared first on Rio SEO.

  • Google Analytics 4 & organic traffic data: A quick discussion with Marie Haynes and Dana DiTomaso
    26 May 2022

    In this post edited by SEO Dawn Anderson, Marie analyzes Google's recent blog post on how they use AI in search and provides her thoughts on what it means, and the future of AI in search.

    The post Google Analytics 4 & organic traffic data: A quick discussion with Marie Haynes and Dana DiTomaso appeared first on Marie Haynes.

  • Online business brokering with Serpstat: How to find a website for sale
    26 May 2022
  • Daily Search Forum Recap: May 25, 2022
    25 May 2022

    Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web...

  • More FAQ rich results being displayed in Google Search
    25 May 2022

    Google Search seems to be displaying more FAQ rich results in its search results over the past few days. Both RankRanger’s tracking tool and some SEOs are noticing this increase in the number of times a site is showing FAQ rich results.

    What are rich result FAQs. Web pages that have a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that contain a list of questions and answers pertaining to a particular topic can markup the questions and answers with FAQ structured data. Google may then show those FAQs in the search results snippets as illustrated below:

    More showing. Google is now showing these FAQ rich results five percentage points more often according to RankRanger, who happened to be recently acquired by Similarweb. Here is the data chart showing the uplift:

    SEOs like Brodie Clark and Glenn Gabe noticed the increase too on clients they have access to:

    The most effective way to review this change is via Semrush. Filtering with instances where the subfolder ranks within FAQ rich results, we can see the uplift. This uplift correlates with other tools such a RankRanger and Moz, which show an overview of this data publicly.

    — Brodie Clark (@brodieseo) May 25, 2022

    Yep, this seems to be the case. Seeing FAQ jump when the 5/18-ish update rolled out -> Google Showing More Search Results With FAQ Rich Results

    E.g. FAQ snippets surged for this site right when the update started (see below): via @rustybrick

    — Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) May 25, 2022

    Two links. As a reminder, Google recently limited the number of links you can see within an FAQ rich result to two links. A couple years ago, Google also tightened the guidelines around using FAQ schema on your site.

    Why we care. With more FAQ results showing up in Google Search, it may benefit your site if you gained those rich results but at the same time, if your competitor now shows up for these rich results, then it might have the opposite affect. Rich results generally lead to a higher click through rate from the Google search results snippet to the publisher’s site but not always. In this case, if the searcher gets his or her answer from the FAQ rich result, they made not end up clicking over to your site.

    So test, test and test to see if you want these FAQ rich results for your site.

    The post More FAQ rich results being displayed in Google Search appeared first on Search Engine Land.

  • Webinar: Benchmark your social media performance for a competitive edge
    25 May 2022

    Social media benchmarking involves comparing your metrics and processes against the industry standards. Learn how you can get a clear idea of how you stack up against the competition.

    Hear from Rival IQ and NetBase Quid experts about the metrics and benchmarks you can use to measure your social media performance.

    Register today for “Benchmark Your Social Media Performance For a Competitive Edge” presented by NetBase Quid.

    The post Webinar: Benchmark your social media performance for a competitive edge appeared first on Search Engine Land.

  • Google releases May 2022 broad core update
    25 May 2022

    Google is now rolling out a broad core update named the May 2022 core update, Danny Sullivan of Google announced. This is the first broad core update announced by the search company this year.

    The previous core update was the November 2021 core update, over 6-months ago.

    The announcement. Google said “today, we’re releasing our May 2022 core update. It will take about 1-2 weeks to fully roll out.”

    “Core updates are changes we make to improve Search overall and keep pace with the changing nature of the web. While nothing in a core update is specific to any particular site, these updates may produce some noticeable changes to how sites perform, which we’ve noted in previous guidance on what site owners should know about core updates.” they added.

    Rumors of core updates. The SEO community since May 16th through this week have been rumbling with rumors about a potential core update that has been rolling out. Google has not confirmed those rumors and any volatility prior to today, May 25, 2022, are likely unrelated to those rumors. Maybe, just maybe, Google was testing this core update?

    Rollout started at about 11:30am ET. Google started this broad core update rollout at about 11:30am ET. And Google will update us when this update is done rolling out.

    Previous core updates. The most recent previous core update was the November 2021 core update and prior to that was the July 2021 core update and before that it was the June 2021 core update and that update was slow to roll out but a big one. Then we had the  December 2020 core update ands the December update was very big, bigger than the May 2020 core update, and that update was also big and broad and took a couple of weeks to fully roll out. Before that was the January 2020 core update, we had some analysis on that update over here. The one prior to that was the September 2019 core update. That update felt weaker to many SEOs and webmasters, as many said it didn’t have as big of an impact as previous core updates. Google also released an update in November, but that one was specific to local rankings. You can read more about past Google updates over here.

    What to do if you are hit. Google has given advice on what to consider if you are negatively impacted by a core update in the past. There aren’t specific actions to take to recover, and in fact, a negative rankings impact may not signal anything is wrong with your pages. However, Google has offered a list of questions to consider if your site is hit by a core update. Google did say you can see a bit of a recovery between core updates but the biggest change you would see would be after another core update.

    Why we care. Whenever Google updates its search ranking algorithms, it means that your site can do better or worse in the search results. Knowing when Google makes these updates gives us something to point to in order to understand if it was something you changed on your web site or something Google changed with its ranking algorithm. Today, we know Google will be releasing a core ranking update, so keep an eye on your analytics and rankings over the next couple of weeks.

    The post Google releases May 2022 broad core update appeared first on Search Engine Land.

  • May 2022 core update releasing for Google Search
    25 May 2022
    Several times per year, we make substantial improvements to our overall ranking processes, which we refer to as core updates. Core updates are designed to increase the overall relevancy of our search results and make them more helpful and useful for everyone. Today, we're releasing our May 2022 core update. It will take about 1-2 weeks to fully roll out.
  • WordPress 6.0: A major release with major improvements
    25 May 2022

    It’s only been 4 months since the previous major release but we’re already excited to welcome WordPress 6.0. Of course, as with every other major release, you can expect loads of loads of improvements and exciting new features. This new version is no different. WordPress 6.0 continues to refine and iterate on the tools and features introduced in earlier releases. Let’s dive deeper into what WordPress 6.0 brings to your table!

    For starters, this release will include all the great new features, enhancements and gains from Gutenberg 12.0 and 13.0. At the same time, developers and contributors continue to work on bug fixes and improvements that significantly impact the overall user experience on WordPress. This translates to over 400 updates, 500 bug fixes, and 91 new features in just one release, which is huge!

    We’re getting an improved list view experience, style theme variations, additional templates, new blocks, new enhancements to the block editors and many more. Since there are many new things coming in this release, we’d like to bring your attention to some of the features and improvements that will likely have an impact on the way you use WordPress.

    Full site editing enhancements and new features

    Full site editing was the talk of the town when this major feature was introduced in previous releases. WordPress 6.0 continues to build upon the groundwork laid in 5.9 and further improves on what you can do with full site editing. You will need to use a block-based theme such as WordPress’s Twenty-Twenty-Two to take advantage of full site editing.

    Style variations and global style switcher

    Many people in the WordPress community are excited about this feature in the Site editor. You’ll be able to use theme variations derived from one single theme using various color and font combinations. It’s kind of like having several child themes but integrated into one single theme. And it’s incredibly easy to apply a new style variation across your entire site. From now on, you’ll be able to change the look and feel of your website with just a click.

    Easily change the look and feel of your site using style variationsTheme export capability

    Another huge improvement to full site editing specifically and the WordPress platform as a whole is the ability to export block themes. Any templates, layouts and style changes you made can be saved and exported to a .zip file. This feature is huge because it’s paving the way for visual theme building. You can create a WordPress theme just by purely using Gutenberg blocks. And of course, no coding knowledge is required!

    To export your theme, go to your Site editor and click on the 3 dots icon in your top right corner. There should appear a menu with the option to download your theme.

    New templates

    Being able to use and customize templates to build your website content is great because it helps you to save time. We had templates to work with in previous WordPress versions, but the options were limited. WordPress 6.0 expands on this and introduces several new templates for specific functions. These include templates for displaying posts from a specific author, category, date, tag, or taxonomy.

    New template options in the site editorList view enhancements

    When you access the list view in WordPress 6.0, you will see that your blocks are grouped together and collapsed instead of showing everything like in previous versions. This will make navigating the list view much easier. Next to this, when you’re working on a page with the list view open and you click anywhere on the page, it will highlight precisely where you are in the list view. Anyone who regularly works on complex pages should appreciate this enhancement.

    The improved list view experience in WordPress 6.0Block editor enhancements New core blocks

    WordPress 6.0 will ship with several new blocks including post author biography, avatar, no result in query loop and read more. We want to point you to the new comment query loop block because it further ‘blockifies’ the comment section of your post. With this new block, you’ll get plenty of customization options to design the comment section the way you want to.

    The comment query loop block lets you customize your comment sectionMore features and enhancements

    There are quite a lot of improvements and enhancements to the block editor that we can’t cover everything in this post. Instead, we will mention a few that we think will be the most beneficial for you.

    The first new enhancement in the block editor we want to introduce is block locking. Moving forward, you’ll be able to lock a block so it can’t be moved and/or edited. A locked block will display a padlock when you click on it. And when you open the list view, you’ll also see the padlock indicating a locked block. This feature is especially useful if you work a lot with reusable blocks and don’t want anyone messing around with those blocks. It’s also beneficial for preserving design layouts when you’re creating templates or working with clients.

    The new block locking UI

    Next to that, in WordPress 6.0, when you customize a button and then add a new button using the plus button, it will have the same style as the one you’ve just customized. Before, you would need to redo all the customization if you want to add several buttons with the same style.

    Another cool feature in this new version is style retention. It’s now possible to keep a block’s style when transforming certain blocks from one type to another and vice versa. It works with quite a few blocks, ranging from quote, list, code, heading, pullquote, verse, etcetera.

    Lastly, the cover block can now dynamically grab your featured image and set it as the background for the cover block. All you have to do is select the ‘use featured image‘ setting and WordPress will do the rest.

    The cover block can now dynamically grab your post’s featured image and use it as a backgroundWriting improvements

    You can expect several notable writing improvements in this new version of WordPress. They are not major changes by any means, but you’ll definitely notice and appreciate the refinement in your overall writing experience.

    Have you ever tried selecting text from 2 separate blocks and got annoyed because it automatically selected all the text from both blocks? Well, you won’t be bothered by that anymore. From WordPress 6.0 onwards, you can easily select text across blocks and edit it to your liking. This is definitely a quality of life improvement.

    You can conveniently select text across blocks in WordPress 6.0

    Also coming your way is a new link completer shortcut. You can access this shortcut anytime by typing and it will show you a list of links on your site. This feature can be handy when you’re doing internal linkings, for instance.

    Lastly, WordPress will remind you to add tags and categories as the last step before you can publish a post. When you publish a lot of posts, it can be easy to forget this step so this is quite a neat feature for forgetful folks.

    Design and layout tools

    We won’t be diving too much into the improvements in design and layout tools, but we do think the following two features deserve a mention.

    The first one is transparency control for background, which is very useful when you want to use a background with columns. You’ll surely elevate your post design if you can make use of this feature. The next fun addition to WordPress 6.0 is gap support for the gallery block. This just means you have more control over the spacing of your images, giving you a bit more freedom on how you want to display your image gallery. Anyone can take advantage of these 2 new features, but photography and fashion website runners can probably appreciate them the most.

    The post WordPress 6.0: A major release with major improvements appeared first on Yoast.

Blog Calendar - Computers / I.T.

« May 2022 »
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Computer Security

Cyber Security Blogs

26 May 2022

Cyber Security Blogs Cyber Security Blogs
  • Smashing Security podcast #276: Webcam extortion, Michael Fish, and food foul-ups
    26 May 2022
    A browser extension bug let malicious websites spy on webcams, hackers threaten the global food supply chain, and Michael Fish (not that one...) hacked into his female classmates' online accounts, hunting for nude photos and videos. All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Mark Stockley.
  • Predator: The new competitor for Pegasus spyware can hack anyone using Android phones and Chrome browser
    26 May 2022

    Researchers from Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) report that in 2021, software development firm Cytrox sold Predator spyware to various hacking groups backed by state actors. These attacks are based on exploiting four flaws in Chrome tracked as CVE-2021-37973, CVE-2021-37976, CVE-2021-38000 and CVE-2021-38003, and the CVE-2021-1048 Android flaw.

    The report, by researchers Clement Lecigne and Christian Resell, attributes the purchase of this spy tool to hackers funded by countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Greece, Madagascar, Serbia, and Spain, among other countries.   

    Spyware had already been a matter of international concern after it was confirmed that multiple governments did business with Israeli firm NSO Group to purchase Pegasus spyware. TAG estimates that there are at least 30 different spyware vendors globally.

    While Pegasus is the most sophisticated spyware, Predator has broken into the market for zero-day spying malware and exploits. Both variants share similar characteristics, not to mention that they are employed for the same purposes.

    The researchers mention that Predator is distributed through cropped links attached to phishing emails. If the target user clicks on these links, they are redirected to a malicious domain where the Alien malware is delivered, dropping the Predator payload.

    Alien is hosted in some privileged processes to receive Predator commands, which will lead to audio capture, installation of malicious applications, and logging information from the infected device. 

    In the exploitation campaigns of the flaw in Android, experts discovered that the malware abuses a zero-day vulnerability in JSON.stringfy, and a bug in the Linux kernel in the epoll() system call to obtain elevated privileges to hijack the affected system.

    CVE-2021-1048 was addressed more than a year before Pegasus distribution began, although Android did not identify this as a security issue and many deployments remain vulnerable to this day.

    Feel free to access the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS) websites to learn more about information security risks, malware variants, vulnerabilities, and information technologies.

    The post Predator: The new competitor for Pegasus spyware can hack anyone using Android phones and Chrome browser appeared first on Cyber Security News | Exploit One | Hacking News.

  • new
    26 May 2022
  • BlackBerry partners with NXP Semiconductors to help companies prepare for post-quantum cyber attacks
    26 May 2022

    BlackBerry announced it will provide support for quantum-resistant secure boot signatures for NXP Semiconductors‘ crypto-agile S32G vehicle networking processors in a demonstration to illustrate how to mitigate the risk of potential quantum computing attacks on in-vehicle software. The new integration will allow software to be digitally signed using the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) recently endorsed CRYSTALS Dilithium digital signature scheme that will be quantum resistant, providing peace of mind to those relying … More →

    The post BlackBerry partners with NXP Semiconductors to help companies prepare for post-quantum cyber attacks appeared first on Help Net Security.

  • PSA: Serious Security Vulnerability in Tor Browser
    25 May 2022

    HugBunter, who is apparently alive, posted a PSA on Dread about a vulnerability in all FireFox versions < 11.0.13. HugBunter:...

    The post PSA: Serious Security Vulnerability in Tor Browser appeared first on Haxf4rall.

  • Unknown APT group is targeting Russian government entities
    25 May 2022
    An unknown APT group is targeting Russian government entities since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    Researchers from Malwarebytes observed an unknown Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group targeting Russian government entities with at least four separate spear-phishing campaigns since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    The threat actors behind the attacks aimed at implanting a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to gain full control over the infected systems.

    In the first campaign, attackers distributed a custom malware disguised as an interactive map of Ukraine (interactive_map_UA.exe).

    In the second campaign that started in March the threat actor packaged its custom malware in a tar archive named Patch_Log4j.tar.gz, the attackers disguised the malicious code as an updates for the Log4j vulnerability. This campaign primarily targeted RT TV employees.

    In the third campaign, threat actors targeted the Rostec defense conglomerate, the phishing messages used build_rosteh4.exe for its malware.

    The fourth campaign took place in mid-April and used a Word document containing a fake job advert for a “Strategy and Growth Analyst” position at the Saudi Arabian public petroleum and natural gas company Saudi Aramco as a lure.

    Experts attributed the attacks, with low confidence, to a China-linked APT group.

    “Attribution is difficult, and threat actors are known to use indicators from other groups as false flags. The attribution of the APT behind these campaigns is ongoing, but based on the infrastructure used we assess with low confidence that this group is a Chinese actor.” concludes the report. “All of the C2s are from BL Networks, which has been used by Chinese APTs in the past. Also, we discovered infrastructure overlap between the malware we analyzed and the Sakula Rat malware used by the Deep Panda APT.”

    Security Affairs is one of the finalists for the best European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2022 – VOTE FOR YOUR WINNERS. I ask you to vote for me again (even if you have already done it), because this vote is for the final.

    Please vote for Security Affairs and Pierluigi Paganini in every category that includes them (e.g. sections “The Underdogs – Best Personal (non-commercial) Security Blog” and “The Tech Whizz – Best Technical Blog”)

    To nominate, please visit:

    Follow me on Twitter: @securityaffairs and Facebook

    Pierluigi Paganini

    (SecurityAffairs – hacking, Unknown APT group)

    The post Unknown APT group is targeting Russian government entities appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • Working for Veracode: A Day in the Life of a Public Relations Intern
    25 May 2022
    How it Started Software security, cybersecurity, application security – before working at Veracode I had a general understanding of these types of terms, but I did not truly grasp the depth and breadth of this industry and its critical role in society. The significant disruption caused by the pandemic has led to an increase in digital transformation efforts with more businesses operating online than ever. Consequently, the digital attack surface is growing at an alarming rate. Prior to Veracode, I worked for a financial communications agency where I gained experience with asset management, private equity, and wealth management clients. After experiencing the day-to-day of PR agency life, I decided to try something new, and switched to an in-house position in a field that had always fascinated me – cybersecurity. In my final week as a Veracoder and master’s student at Northeastern University, I took the time to reflect on some of my experiences at Veracode. My university’s emphasis on…
  • Oracle selects Palo Alto Networks to protect their cloud applications and data against emerging threats
    25 May 2022

    Palo Alto Networks announced that Oracle has chosen Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) as the technology to power the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Network Firewall. As enterprise customers build new applications or migrate their existing Oracle applications to OCI, they need best-in-class security to help stop new threats and reduce the risk of breaches. Since 2019 Palo Alto Networks and Oracle have been working together to address this need for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure … More →

    The post Oracle selects Palo Alto Networks to protect their cloud applications and data against emerging threats appeared first on Help Net Security.

  • Hornetsecurity acquires IT-Seal to add security training services to its portfolio
    25 May 2022

    Hornetsecurity announced the acquisition of IT-Seal, a security awareness training company. This is the latest in a spate of growth-boosting acquisitions by Hornetsecurity since 2019, where the company purchased Spamina, the Spanish provider of cloud email security solutions; followed by its British market partner EveryCloud in 2020; Altaro, a global provider of backup solutions and Zerospam, a Canadian email security leader, both in 2021. Backed by Verdane, the specialist Northern European growth equity investor, and … More →

    The post Hornetsecurity acquires IT-Seal to add security training services to its portfolio appeared first on Help Net Security.

  • Semperis raises over $200 million to drive innovation in the identity system defense market
    25 May 2022

    Semperis announced it has raised over $200 million in Series C funding led by KKR, with participation from Ten Eleven Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Atrium Health Strategic Fund, Tech Pioneers Fund, and existing investors including Insight Partners. Semperis is the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in America per the Financial Times 2022 ranking. The new funding will help enable Semperis to accelerate hiring across all functions globally to better support its expanding customer base, with an emphasis … More →

    The post Semperis raises over $200 million to drive innovation in the identity system defense market appeared first on Help Net Security.

flipboard button
vk button

Extended Search Site

Welcome to Info 

Never Lose Contact With Those Important To You. Keep Your Contact Details Updated - No Matter Which Social Networks You Move Across...Always Be Found.

Always Be Found

So You Used To Chat With Old Workmates, Or Study Friends, But They Don't Frequent The Old Social Network Any Longer?

Which Social Network Would They Be On Now? There Are So Many...How Would You Find Them?

Don't Lose Contact Over The Years. Add Your Social Network Info. And Contact Details Here, And Stay Contactable.

Great For Gamers

You Have Switched From One Game to Another? Leave Your Forwarding Details Here To Help Your Fellow Gamers Find You. 

You Are An Artist Or A Photographer

You Might Have Artwork Scattered Throughout The Web. You Might Be A Photographer, And Have Provided Work For Many Websites. Link All Of Your Work To Your Profile, And Showcase Your Abilities In One Location.. 

  • Create A Profile

    Sign Up to create your profile. 

    Once you have filled out the sign up form, you will be directed to the profile page. To add entries to your profile (eg. your social network links, your online work etc,), you will need to 'edit' your profile by selecting the 'Edit' button.

    Join Us

  • Public Messaging

    Once your profile is created, you may be contacted by email direct from your profile by public (whilst your email address remains hidden).

    This feature enables long lost friends and family to contact you, even if they have misplaced your contact will always be found.

  • Create An Article

    Create and article to sell a household item, or to inform the public of some important news or information

Don't Lose Your Online Works

You May Have Published Blogs And Informative Forum Entries All Over The Web. Over Time, Web Search Engines Can Make It Difficult To Find Your Work. Link Your Work To Your Profile, And Keep It All Easily Accessible, And Easy For Viewers To Identify Articles And Blogs etc As Yours.

Don't Be Confused With Someone Else

It Can Be Frustrating When One Is Easily Confused With Someone Else Online. Prospect Employers Have Been Known To Search For Information On Prospective Employees. If Your Name Is A Common One, Or Even If Not, It Is Still Easy For You T Be Mistaken For Another, Especially If the Person Searching For Your Online Presence Has No Visual. Create A Profile Here, Link Your Social Media Profiles, Give Out Your Username(Id)--Then Be Found.

  • Create A Blog

    Registered users may create blog entries which feature in relevant Category Pages.

    To create a blog, go to your profile page, and select the button "New Blog".

    Once your blog is created, you will be able to manage any comments made on your blog.

    The RSS ability of your blog, enables your readers to subscribe to your blog post, and follow any further additions as you make them.

  • Own QR Code

    At the bottom of your profle, and each page created by you (eg. blogs, articles etc), a unique QR code is available for your use.

    You may save a copy of the image, and paste it on to hard or soft copy items, in order to direct people to your profile, blog or article.

  • Image Gallery

    Add some images, and make photo galleries to show the public, friends and family.

    Suitable for family photos, photographer galleries, artist images or images of your business.

Author Page