Can someone Photoshop their way to success?
In a world full of content that is much “sexier” than computer security, how do you get people’s attention to what you have to say? Some say make a video – and that’s exactly what I did.
Photoshop can be used to create some amazing images. It can also be used to alter images to try and deceive people into believing something that isn’t true. When people see certain images, their brain immediately goes to work to determine if an image is genuine or not. If something looks too good to be true, people start Googling what they see to seek out the truth.
Hackers use a similar techniques to convince people that certain email, Websites and other content is genuine. By fooling people into believing that something presented to them is the real deal, hackers are able to lure people into performing certain actions that result in a compromise of information or computers. While some are able to discern what’s real and what’s not, many are often tricked into divulging credentials, personal information, financial information or performing actions that result in the installation of malware.
The Internet can be a dangerous place when it comes to online computer security. People need to be aware, be smart and think about what information they’re about to enter or what they’re about to click on before they actually do it.