Phishing scams have come a long way from Nigerian princes proposing unbelievable investment opportunities. Today’s cybercriminals are far more proficient at tricking people into giving up their personal information or clicking on a malware-infected attachment.
It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come with technology. Today you can manage finances, navigate from point A to B, and communicate with colleagues across the country using just your smartphone. These palm-sized supercomputers have become an integral tool in everyone’s daily lives, which also explains why they’ve become prime targets for cyberattacks.
By now, you’ve probably heard about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the legendary Dogecoin. They’re virtual currencies that allow for faster and more secure payments. Cryptocurrencies can be worth a fraction of a cent in one minute and thousands of dollars in the next, which is why many people are investing in them.
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). […]
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 […]
Data breaches happen all the time and they’re almost always the result of companies not paying enough attention to cybersecurity. Some businesses may lack the resources to close security gaps but large corporations with even larger budgets also make mistakes.
Malware, or malicious software, is designed to make your life a living hell. It slows down your computer, steals information, and causes networks to crash. To protect yourself from it, you need to know what types of malware exist and what symptoms they cause when you’ve been infected.
Give a hacker a computer and an internet connection and they can do a lot of terrible things. They can deface websites, shut down networks, and even run $20,000 smart cars over a cliff. But most of all, hackers excel at stealing data. You’ve seen it in the news.
Cybersecurity issues are so frequent that they’ve become the norm. Any company can be the victim of a massive Equifax-scale data breach at any moment. But before you scrap your computer and try to do business off the grid, you should know there are thousands of computer geeks dedicated to keeping your company safe.