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Until edits come I can only make assumptions, but it sounds like it's your Google account that has been compromised. Check what devices are signed into your google account, change your password, enable Multi Factor Authentication, and clear some caches.


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Your traffic looks normal from the excerpts. Normally, if you get hacked it will not be obvious from the traffic except under close analysis. A blinking screen is probably because you loaded some page that had so much wacked out Javascript and CSS garbage that it is confused. It is probably time to restart the browser. Try using a script blocker to prevent ...


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In order to qualify as social engineering, the victim must actively participate in the ruse of their own free will, usually by the attacker gaining the user's trust and then exploiting it. Installing a key-logger directly is simply a successful security penetration, as is getting the victim's password off a Post-It note that's stuck to their monitor. ...


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but what of the case where an adversary has gained access to a machine over a network and installed keylogger software on the target machine. This is not social engineering. You are describing the outcome of an attack: an attacker gains access to a machine an put a keylogger. You are describing what happened. However, social engineering is not an ...


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Simple answer. That's no longer true, malware attacks are now most common. However that doesn't mean they are most important to everyone. Various bodies like SANS/CERT and so on publish statistics of incidents they handle (for example UK Cert Q3 2015 report). Key quote: malware is, and remains, the greatest threat to cybersecurity. And that seems ...



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