Tag: Hacking

25
Aug

What Is Spyware And How Does It Work?

Written by: Jay H. Spyware is an umbrella term for a form of malware (malicious software) that bad actors install on a victim’s computer without their consent. It then spies on the user, steals personal information – including browsing history, login information, and sensitive information – and relays the data to third parties. Spyware is one of the most common

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22
Jul

Office Printers: A Hacker’s Gateway To Your Network

Written by: Jay H. When it comes to cybersecurity, you probably think about securing your computers, servers, applications, and data from attacks. However, one vulnerable device often overlooked is your office printer, which hackers can use as a gateway into your system. How Can Attackers Hack My Printer? Because most people overlook their printers in cybersecurity, hackers look to exploit

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15
Jul

Why Your Business Needs A Network Security Audit

Written by: Jay H. Many small-medium businesses (SMB) wonder if they need a network security audit conducted. The short answer – yes, but the cybersecurity strategy built from this audit varies based on each business. Let’s go over what you should know about network security audits for your organization. What Exactly Is A Network Security Audit? A network security audit

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28
Jun

Brute Force Attacks, Software Vulnerabilities, And Malicious Emails Behind Most Attacks

Written by: Jay H. Cyber attackers are successfully breaching organizations through brute force attacks, software vulnerabilities, and malicious emails, according to a new report from Kaspersky. Almost 90 percent of the incidents Kaspersky’s team responded to involved these three factors, providing insight into which attack vectors hackers are successfully using. Brute force attacks and software vulnerabilities each accounted for 31.58

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8
Jun

How Your Remote Employees Could Be Threatening Your Business

Written by: Jay H. Cybersecurity is critical for your business operations. Without proper procedures in place, you risk exposure to costly ransomware, data theft, and data loss. However, while most worry about external bad actors threatening their organization, your employees could be posing just as big of a risk. A new survey by HP Wolf Security found that many remote

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20
May

Top Phishing Email Scam Subject Keywords

  Written by: Jay H. Phishing is the top cybersecurity threat facing individuals and organizations alike. Last year, forty-three percent of data breaches involved phishing, demonstrating just how widespread the issue is. A recent report from Expel analyzes phishing emails and uncovers the most common tactics scammers use to trick victims successfully. After analyzing ten thousand malicious emails, Expel determined the top

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14
May

How To Reduce Cyberattack Risk For Your Organization

Written by: Jay H. Every business is at significant risk of a cyberattack. Indeed, 42 percent of businesses experienced a cyberattack in the last year, yet many businesses still do not take action to defend themselves. Reducing your firm’s cyberattack risk should be one of your biggest priorities in order to prevent costly breaches. Here are some ways you can

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9
May

How To Set Up Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) On Your Accounts

Written by: Jay H. Online security is more important now than ever. We are becoming more and more reliant on technology and the Internet for both our business and personal lives. Unfortunately, this dependence on technology gives hackers more reason to target our online accounts. One way to protect your online accounts is to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) to require

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1
May

Nearly 30% Of Critical WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities Unpatched

Written by: Jay H. Data breaches are an area of major concern nowadays. Cybercriminals constantly search for new vulnerabilities to exploit and data to steal. However, a shocking report from WordPress security provider PatchStack reveals that nearly 30 percent of flawed WordPress plugins never receive an update. Plugins increasingly vulnerable 2021 experienced a 150 percent increase in the number of

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13
Apr

Hackers Still Exploiting Years-Old Vulnerabilities

Written by: Jay H. If it’s not broken, why fix it? That’s certainly the attitude of many hackers, who are successfully exploiting software vulnerabilities that are several years old and have security updates long available. These attackers then deploy ransomware on victim businesses ‘ networks, encrypting their data, and halting business operations. Researchers at Qualys analyzed the most common Critical Vulnerabilities

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