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Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 03:30 PM   Not Known
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The Tech Learning Collective invites you to join us for, Gone Phishing: How to Recognize Fake Websites & Other Online Scams. This workshop is a combination attack/defense exercise focusing on Web-based social engineering attacks. Participants will practice both how to launch their own attacks as well as how to defend against them:

Whether it's corporate espionage, ransomware, or online fraud, most cyber attacks don't start with sophisticated software exploits, but rather by employing relatively simple tricks. These tricks are called phishing attacks because, much like baiting a lure, they won't work unless you bite. However, many people do get caught up by them.

In 2019, ninety percent (90%!) of reported data breaches began with a simple phishing scam, costing businesses over $12 billion in losses. Phishing attacks are the most common type of cyberattack on the Internet today, with one & a half million new phishing websites launched every month. Thankfully, it's easy to spot-and even to perform-these tricks if you have the right guidance.

For example, when you're at a cafe & you ask the patron next to you to watch your belongings, your stuff will probably be safe when you return. But how safe would you feel if the patron at the next table turned to you & offered to watch your belongings when you next needed to use the restroom? If you had two different reactions to these scenarios, you already have the intuition you need to understand how the overwhelming majority of cybercrime gets a foothold inside your company, home, or organization's network.

In this workshop derived from a portion of the Tech Learning Collective's popular Hacking with Mr. Robot Security 101 course, you will have the opportunity to create & deploy your own phishing Web site that can steal usernames & passwords from unsuspecting victims. By learning how attackers build pixel-perfect replicas of familiar sites like the Facebook login screen, you will also gain the skills you need to more quickly recognize the signs of a malicious web site, email, or other online scam.

Reservation tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds:

* $45 - General admissions suggested donation
* $30 - Suggested donation for queer-identified & femme people

Class space is limited to 15 students! Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to reserve your seat & make your donation, or make your donation now & get your reservation ticket online. If the suggested rate is cost-prohibitive, we encourage attendees to pay whatever is comfortable for them. For accommodations, please email us at techlearningcollective@riseup.net.

You do not need to bring a laptop to class, but may want to do so to follow along with the exercises.

As with all Tech Learning Collective events, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, sexism, brogrammer, manarchist, or any kind of similarly awful behavior will result in immediate removal from class without a refund. Please refer to our lightweight social rules for details on our strictly enforced no-tolerance policy against bigotry of any kind.

About the Tech Learning Collective

The Tech Learning Collective is an educational initiative run by radical queer & femme technologists offering unparalleled, low-cost computer classes primarily to marginalized groups & individuals who are politically engaged. Unlike coding bootcamps that focus on moving the highest number of students through rote task-completion for the goal of job placement, Tech Learning Collective teachers facilitate foundational skill building through Socratic discussion & kinetic, experience-based training. For more information & to enroll, visit https://TechLearningCollective.com.
 
 
 
 
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