Loraine Balita-Centeno

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What You Need To Know About Golang-Based Malware

Golang is becoming the programming language of choice for many malware developers. According to cybersecurity firm Intezer, there’s been an almost 2000 percent increase in the number of Go-based malware strains found in the wild since 2017. The number of attacks using this type of malware is expected to increase in the next couple of years. What’s most alarming is that we’re seeing many threat actors who are targeting multiple operating systems with strains from a single Go codebase.

Were You Affected By the DoorDash Data Breach?

The demand for food delivery services like DoorDash has skyrocketed in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Since we give these apps a treasure trove of personal and banking information, you need to ask yourself, is my information safe? A massive DoorDash data breach by a third party was discovered in May 2019. A slew of personal information and financial details were compromised during the leak putting many at risk of a cyberattack. So how do you find out if you were affected by the DoorDash

Everything You Need to Know About NetWalker Ransomware

Netwalker is a strain of ransomware that targets Windows-based systems. First discovered in August 2019, it evolved throughout the rest of 2019 and into 2020. Significant spikes in NetWalker targeted attacks were noted by the FBI during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's what you need to know about the ransomware that has attacked major schools, healthcare systems, and government institutions throughout the US and Europe.

10 Most-Visited Canadian Cities

Canada is a beautiful country replete with majestic wonders of nature and brimming with opportunities to connect with wildlife. But aside from its famous nature spots Canada is also home to many modern metropoles that have welcomed people of diverse cultures from all over the world. Cities like Toronto and Vancouver are melting pots of various cultures where people of different backgrounds share their cuisine, language, music, and arts. From the glistening lakes of Banff to the skyscrapers in downtown Toronto...

7 Unmistakable Signs You’ve Become an Internet Troll

It’s easy to spot one of the internet's most annoying by-products—the trolls. They have a penchant for fighting online. They like shoving their opinion where it doesn’t belong because they believe they’re always right. And they like engaging in pointless arguments. But if you spend a lot of time among trolls, you may find yourself picking up a few of their habits. So if you’re wondering why people seem to hate you just because of a "passionate exchange of ideas" you’ve had online, maybe it’s time to check if you’re becoming a troll yourself. Here are a few signs that you’re turning into an internet troll...

What is Pharming and How Do You Protect Yourself From It?

Pharming is a type of cyber attack that involves redirecting web traffic from a legitimate site to a bogus site. The latter is designed to look like the legitimate site so users will be duped into logging in and typing their details. These details are then harvested by "pharmers" and used for illegal activities. Like phishing, pharming is meant to collect user information like username and passwords or bank details. Although compared to phishing, pharming is much more sophisticated and sinister.

What We Can Learn From Ruth Bader Ginsburg About Raising Daughters

The world is still reeling from the loss of a feminist icon, a quiet lady who packed a giant fight inside her small frame. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fondly called Notorious RBG in popular culture, has finally succumbed to cancer, now the Internet is teeming with tributes from people—many of them women and mothers—who were inspired by RBG. She lived a life of purpose and spent decades as a staunch supporter of and a fighter for women’s rights. She championed the rights of working mothers, pushed to change biased laws, sought to protect women workers, and ultimately paved the way for women who want to have a career despite societal limitations. She embarked on a long and arduous campaign against pregnancy discrimination and fought to give women (especially mothers) equal access to career opportunities by crushing societal limitations in the legal arena.

Millennial Moms Still Carry A Bigger Burden Than Dads

It’s been more than 40 years since women demanding equal treatment marched the streets during the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s. One hundred years have passed since the technological revolution of the 20s freed women of the drudgery of housework and allowed them to join the workforce. Much seems to have changed—more women are occupying jobs previously held exclusively by men, more mothers are now pursuing advanced education, many are running organizations and institutions, but so much still needs to be done to break through the proverbial glass ceiling.

What Are Cyberwarfare, Cyberterrorism, and Cyberespionage?

It’s easy to brush these things off as just the stuff of Hollywood movies. But cyber threats like cyberterrorism, cyberwarfare, and large-scale cyber espionage exist IRL too. While most cybercrimes are performed with financial gain as the goal, cyberwarfare, cyberterrorism, and cyber espionage when used for the first two can have much more damage. The latter can include thousands of lives lost, injury to people, and disruption of society’s ability to maintain order.

Smart Health Card vs. Digital Vaccination Passport: What's the Big Difference?

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent healthcare systems reeling. Now, the prospect of digital health passports and smart health cards are gathering pace as governments and businesses alike attempt to return to normality. So, what is a smart health card, and is it the same as a health passport? A smart health card is a thin plastic with an embedded integrated circuit chip containing encrypted data. What makes it smart is the chip that acts as a supercomputer. The chip can be programmed to perform di

8 Amazing Must-Visit Sites in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe has been seeing an increase in visitors in recent years thanks to the worldwide smashing success of HBO’s Game of Thrones (GOT). A Eurail ticket will take you to many of the shows filming locations including Dubrovnik, Split, and Ston in Croatia located in Southeast Europe. GOT fans might recognize Dubrovnik’s enchanting walled city and majestic port since these were used as the main filming locations for scenes set in King’s Landing, a fictional kingdom that is home to the show’s iron throne.

'I Know Someday I Will Stop Being the Center of My Son's Universe'

My little boy — he thinks mama is the most awesome person in the world, who sees mama as his superhero. He is convinced he will spend the rest of his life following mama around. He doesn’t know yet that someday when he’s grown, I will stop being the center of his world. He doesn’t know this yet, but I do. I know that someday he will stop following me around and wanting to be with me all the time. I know that eventually, he will crave for independence and possibly wish for a life away from me. Someday he will stop needing me this much and depending on me like this.

12 of The Most Expensive Countries To Travel To

There are places for budget backpacking travelers, then there are places like the ones on this list that are ready to burn a hole in your pocket and drain your bank account. We’re talking expensive hotel stays, exorbitant taxi rates, and pricey fine-dining to spoil your palate. If money is no object and you’re looking for a place to travel and spend serious amounts of cash, here are the countries that are mainstays in many most expensive lists based on studies like the ones published by Hoppa ...
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