Spear phishing activities are becoming more sophisticated and rampant. The best defense against it is to maintain a vigilant mindset.
Stopping piggybacking all boils down to vigilance and protecting your Wi-Fi with a good VPN, antivirus software, firewall, and security patches.
Ryuk ransomware is one of the most dreaded malware to date. It encrypts or steals corporate data to extort millions of dollars from its victims. The Covid-19 crisis greatly influenced the recent rise in ransomware. The remote work response to the pandemic created huge gaps in the worlds cyber defenses. Threat actors saw these vulnerabilities as opportunities to spread large-scale ransomware attacks.
Identity theft and bank account or credit card fraud are both possible consequences of a stolen email. If you suspect that your email has been hacked, act quickly to limit the harm. Here are 9 steps to take back control of your email if you have been hacked.
A password manager is an encrypted storage system for keeping and managing passwords usually protected by a master password. Some password managers use biometric data to protect the vaults instead of master passwords. Still others support the use of two factor authentication for higher security.
Keylogger is a digital surveillance tool. They can track every click, touch, key stroke, download and conversation carried out on the device they are installed on
Seniors, like everyone else, have special vulnerabilities in addition to the common Internet risks. They have specific characteristics that make them vulnerable online, particularly to online fraud. Isolation and lockdowns caused by the pandemic have forced seniors to embrace technology like never before. Here are 12 ways to key seniors safe online.
ATM skimming can lead you to losing all your money in your bank account. Here's how to protect yourself from it.
When your phone is lost or stolen, it is more than just a pricey handheld that is lost. Our phones keep track of our lives. If you’ve lost your phone, there are things you can do to track, locate, and recover it depending on the type of phone you have. Read this to get tips on how.
People can easily be fooled into believing they are seeing or hearing something that has no basis in truth in a culture filled with misinformation and deception. Deepfake videos have forced viewers to wonder whether or not what they are seeing or hearing in a video or audio recording is real.
A hacker is someone who challenges technology to see if it can be compromised. A hacker can black hat or white hat.
A "drive by download" is a cyber attack where visiting a website or hovering over an Ad causes malware to infect your computer or device.
Identity fraud is all over. Almost every day, we see news reports describing new techniques for crooks to steal your personal information, as well as warnings about big data breaches that expose your sensitive data to hackers on the Dark Web.
The Internet can be a treacherous place. One of the most important measures you can take while online is to use a virtual private network (VPN), whether you’re at your workplace, on the go, or at home. VPNs keep your online activities secure and private, especially on public Wi-Fi. But VPNs can do so much more.
Your digital identity is your set of unique features and characteristics identifiable to you. It is all data that can be traced back to you.
People working from home perform most of their tasks online. They are now more exposed to cyber attacks than ever before. Cyber criminals see a great opportunity in the massive growth in working from home and the vulnerabilities of home office security.
What's a computer virus? We hear about it all the time but do you really know what it is and how to prevent one?
How many passwords do you have? Did you know the average Internet user has 100 passwords. That's a lot of passwords to remember on a daily basis. How do manage all those password effectively - a password manager.
Smart devices are everywhere and rapidly becoming ubiquitous in our lives. Secure them or pay the price.
Cybercriminals target phishing scam attempts on fatigued workers in the hopes of catching them off guard with an attention-getting email. They also launch phishing schemes against unsuspecting individual users by using fear and intimidation. And it sometimes works.
Many homeowners are just unaware of the security threats that a wireless network might provide if not adequately safeguarded by a secure Wi-Fi network. We would never leave our house's front door unlocked. So you should do the same and never leave your Wi-Fi networks unprotected since it exposes you to the same or even worse threats.
HTTPs enables web servers and web browsers to establish secure connections. It encrypts data being transmitted in both directions. This helps prevent thieves from stealing sensitive information along the way.
Here's how to create long, complex, and unique passwords to protect your accounts and keep your sensitive info safe from hackers.
Bad passwords are the entry way for hackers to get into your accounts. Learn how to protect your cyber assets by using better passwords now.
Rootkits are nearly invisible and a dangerous type of malware that allows hackers access to computers without the knowledge of the owners. It is designed in such a way that it can remain in a network or on a computer system undetected for an extended period of time.
Digital and online ad tracking is the process of gathering data and insights about the performance of online advertising campaigns. Digital systems use methods like cookies, unique tracking URLs, tracking pixels, and other tools
Shoulder surfing is a form of social engineering that enables cybercriminals to gather information just by looking over their victims’ shoulders. The aim of shoulder surfing is to obtain personal data, such as usernames, passwords or personal identification numbers (PINs), bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
Adware, known as advertising supported software, makes money by displaying ads - popups, inline, banner. ANNOYING!!, but typically used to support free software.
Hacking is an old game in the cyberworld with ever changing players and techniques. It may be done with good intentions or malicious motives. It is growing rapidly because of the proliferation of devices.