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A blog full of simple tips and tricks for navigating the digital jungle.

  • Hello Readers!

    August 26, 2019 by

    Welcome to the Flipped Bit! This blog is your go-to place for simple cyber-security tips and news of cyber-threats around my community. All of the posts on this blog are geared towards keeping the average computer user informed and entertained and keeping their personal information secured. So come along on this journey through the digital… Read more

  • Crawfish, Gators, and Cyber-Security?

    October 26, 2019 by

    Louisiana is known for a lot of things such as voodoo, jazz, or the television hit Swamp People. As a native Louisianian, I would not say one of the things it is known for is being technologically advanced. That being said, a group of organizations has teamed up in an attempt to make Louisiana a… Read more

  • Hacking the White House

    October 25, 2019 by

    According to cyber-security experts, if someone were ever going to try to hack the White House, now would be the time… Why is now the time? Well, the White House’s first line of defense against cyber-attacks, the metaphorical ‘nights watch’ of White House cyber-security, are slowly beginning to abandon their post due to current leadership.… Read more

  • Scammers Target Nicholls Employees at Home

    October 4, 2019 by

    Students and faculty at Nicholls State University are no stranger to receiving alerts about incidents of online scammers targeting the Nicholls community. It appears one of these alerts is sent out by the IT department every week. There always seems to be a new threat of social engineering facing Nicholls. Still, on October 3, 2019,… Read more

  • The Future of Ransomware

    October 3, 2019 by

    One thing is for sure, hackers like to get creative. The exploits that a hacker finds is their masterpiece. With more and more devices that were once ‘dumb,’ such as refrigerators, light switches, and ovens, being connected to the internet, there is no shortage of mediums for hackers to practice their art. This leads to… Read more

  • Attack of the Killer Flash-Drive

    September 29, 2019 by

    So, imagine this. You’re wandering around your college campus in between classes. You’re broke. You find a table to sit down at. Lo and behold, an unattended flash-drive resting within arm’s reach. You look around, and there is not a soul in sight to claim the drive. It has 32 GB scrawled on the casing.… Read more

  • Iranian Hackers Attack Louisiana Sheriff’s Department

    September 29, 2019 by

    Louisiana natives are used to dealing with predators, such as alligators and the occasional water moccasin, but there is one threat lurking in the swamp that many residents are not aware of, hackers! Although Louisiana is not the most technologically advanced state, it still has to deal with cyber-security risks and the other pitfalls that… Read more

  • Your Best Friend -The VPN!

    September 9, 2019 by

    One of the best ways to stay safe online can be as easy as flipping a switch. A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, can help protect your personal information by making sure that most of your online activity is invisible to all other users on a network. This added privacy makes a VPN crucial when… Read more

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