What our eyes can’t see, the brain fills in — one of the reasons we fall for phishing URLs

We are continuously anticipating what we will see, hear or feel next. If parts of an image are obstructed we still have precise expectation of what the whole object will look like.

When direct input from the eye is obstructed, the brain still predicts what is likely to be present behind the object by using some of the other inputs to come up with best ‘guesses’.

How one victim lost $7M

Don’t rely on the padlock

A better way to verify website identity

  • We live in a world where everything is shared or opened with a link; websites, bots, files, videos, tweets, Facebook posts…
  • And, organizations are changing how they collaborate — we now open and share links everywhere, everyday; by email, Slack, Skype, Dropbox…

How MetaCert is addressing the problem



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Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh


MetaCert CEO. Passionate about Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Crypto, Snowboarding & Red Wine. Part of the AOL team that launched AIM. Co-founded 2 W3C Standards.