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Protect your Facebook and Twitter from hackers

Popular social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have been suffering massive data breaches for a number of years now. If you wish to continue using these services, you need to tighten your social media privacy settings. Here are a few reminders and tips to help you secure your personal information  on social media. Lock

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5 Ways systems can be breached

When it comes to business IT security, many small- and medium-sized businesses like yours often struggle to protect their systems from cyberattacks. One primary step is to be aware of online threats. Here are five common ways your systems can be breached. 1. You are tricked into installing malicious software There are countless ways you

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Here are some ransomware decryptor sites you should keep handy

Ransomware is on the rise, but falling victim to one is not the end of the world. You can try some of these ransomware decryptors and maybe one of them will work. These are especially useful against automated “zombie” ransomware types. The state of ransomware in 2021 so far Businesses need to deal with ransomware

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What are security audits and why do you need them?

Nowadays, it’s more prudent to assume that your business will face a cyberattack in the near future, rather than be complacent and hope for the best. One of the best ways to ensure that your organization has the capability to weather or resist a cyberattack is by conducting a security audit. Auditing and the security

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Better internet security: Easy as 1, 2, 3

The internet is not such a bad place to be in — for as long as website owners do their share in keeping it safe for their visitors. Here are three tips to do exactly just that. Tip 1: Use HTTPS Short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, HTTPS indicates that a website has an extra

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Signs you have weak enterprise security

As cyberthreats become more sophisticated, many businesses need to prioritize cybersecurity more than ever. But are you sure that your security measures are keeping your enterprise IT assets safe? Here are five signs that they may not be effective. Open wireless networks With just one main internet line and a couple of wireless routers, an

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Don’t be a victim of juice jacking

Smartphones have become an indispensable tool for most of us. We use them for a wide range of activities, from gaming to checking social media to accessing work apps. Because of heavy use, our smartphones may sometimes run out of battery. When that happens and you’re out in public with no access to your charger,

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Two excellent ways to verify user identity

A secure login process is an excellent way to protect your business from cybercriminals. When it comes to verifying user identity, you can choose between two-step authentication and two-factor authentication. Learn the difference between the two so you can have a better appreciation of your cybersecurity options. If you want to improve your business’s cybersecurity,

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The threat of distributed spam distraction

You wouldn’t think that cybercriminals would carry out their nefarious schemes in plain sight — except that they do and you’ve probably already fallen victim to them. Learn all about a scheme called distributed spam distraction (DSD) and how malicious actors are using it to steal valuable information from their victims. What is DSD? DSD

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A closer look at fileless malware

To avoid detection by anti-malware programs, cybercriminals are increasingly abusing legitimate software tools and programs installed on computers to initiate attacks. They use fileless malware to infiltrate trusted applications and issue executables that blend in with normal network traffic, IT processes, and system administration tasks while leaving fewer footprints. Ultimately, your business could be at

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