Tag: Hacking

23
Feb

How To Stay Safe On Public Wi-Fi

Written by: Jay H. Staying connected nowadays is easier than ever. Businesses, hotels, restaurants, and even entire cities offer public Wi-Fi hotspots for guests to get online. However, connecting to these hotspots comes with risks. Ideally, you’d never connect to public networks and instead use your mobile device as a hotspot, but sometimes this may be impractical. Let’s discuss why

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19
Feb

4 Tips: Business Email Cybersecurity

Written by: Jay H. Attackers make 96 percent of phishing attempts through email, according to Verizon. Given that over 300 billion emails are sent every day, a staggering amount includes spam and malicious emails. Email is the most common business communication tool, so when phishing emails make it through the filters, they pose a severe risk to your organization. To combat

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8
Feb

Forget Your Passwords With A Password Manager

Written by: Jay H. We all know the importance of proper password management. However, despite knowing the risks, at least 65 percent of people reuse passwords across multiple, if not all, sites. It’s difficult to blame them, given that the average person has 70-80 passwords to remember, according to research by the password manager Nordpass. “We now partly understand why

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26
Jan

Extortionware: The Evolution Of Ransomware

Written by: Jay H. Ransomware entails an attacker infesting their victim’s computer with malware that encrypts their data. Then, the hacker forces the victim to pay a ransom or risk losing the data forever. Once thought of as a rare event, ransomware is becoming increasingly common and costing organizations billions. Now, hackers are more commonly threatening to expose the company’s

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21
Jan

Ransomware: The Biggest Cyber Threat In 2021

Written by: Jay H. Ask anyone what the most notable story was for 2020, and they will likely tell you it was the coronavirus global pandemic. However, a massive digital transformation also took place, with cybercrime rates spiking to all-time highs. Cybercriminals directed ransomware attacks at sensitive industries such as health care, education, and government institutes. Unfortunately, these attacks show

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30
Dec

What Is HTTPS And Why Is It Important?

Written by: Jay H. 4.66 billion users are active internet users, and that number grows daily. We use the web to stay connected to loved ones, shop, browse social media, and find information. However, many internet users often do not consider one thing when browsing: checking the address bar for the “HTTPS” prefix. What is HTTPS? HTTPS stands for Hypertext

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9
Dec

How To Secure Your Wi-Fi Network

Written by: Jay H. Your router is your gateway to the Internet, and vulnerabilities can allow others to access your network and data. Whether it be piggybackers (people who mooch your Wi-Fi) or nefarious hackers, you want to keep your Wi-Fi safe and secure. Learn how to secure your Wi-Fi network with these simple steps. 1. Change the wireless password

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20
Nov

How To Make A Strong Password

Written by: Jay H. The importance of strong passwords has been reiterated. Websites tell you to add capitalizations, special characters, and extra letters to your passwords. However, it isn’t enough to use one strong password everywhere. If a data leak happens, hackers could have access to your entire digital life, including financial and personal information. Elements Of A Strong Password

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