Top 4 security threats you need to worry about

Hardly a month goes by without news of a major cybersecurity incident affecting thousands of people. And if you keep up with security blogs, you may think that there are just way too many threats to wrap your head around. So, what are the most important security threats you need to prepare for?

Malware
Malicious software, such as Trojans, worms, and ransomware, has always been a serious concern for users because new vulnerabilities and variants keep getting discovered.

Everything you need to know about multi-factor authentication

Usernames and passwords are a hacker’s favorite thing to steal target because one set can expose all of a business's data. Once inside, hackers can hijack your identity, lock you out of your account, and empty your bank accounts.

The easiest way to prevent anyone from stealing your account information is with multi-factor authentication (MFA).

What is MFA?
Multi-factor authentication is a security system that requires you to verify your identity by providing a combination of the following:

Something you know – This could be a password or PIN code you set.

Why should you patch your software?

Software updates are annoying. They take several minutes to an hour to complete, force you to restart your device or program, and worst of all, always seem to arrive when you’re in the middle of something important.

It's tempting to skip these updates altogether especially when you're busy, but there are several reasons why you shouldn’t.

Defend against cyberattacks
Most software applications are fairly secure upon release, but hackers eventually find loopholes that allow them to take control of a computer or steal valuable information.