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You Need to Alter Your Strategies to Train Your Employees

You Need to Alter Your Strategies to Train Your Employees

Would you believe it if we told you that the members of Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z are more likely to fall for online shopping scams than those aged 60 or over? Well, according to the Federal Trade Commission, the numbers aren’t even close. If you’re under age 60, you’re 86 percent more likely to fall prey to scammers.

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5 of the Largest Cyberattacks of 2022

5 of the Largest Cyberattacks of 2022

Today, we release a list that no organization wants to be on. If you find yourself on this particular list, you probably have had a rough time and are likely still picking up the pieces. Today, we list the top five cyberattacks for the year 2022.

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Lessons to Learn in Light of Twitter’s API Breaches

Lessons to Learn in Light of Twitter’s API Breaches

In December of 2021, Twitter suffered from a vulnerability related to one of its APIs. In July of the following year, 5.4 million users had their data leaked, as a result of this vulnerability, and put on sale through the black market. Another hacker has recently put this data up for sale, proving that these API attacks are quite problematic not just for big social networks like Twitter, but all businesses.

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Why, Exactly, is Antivirus So Important?

Why, Exactly, is Antivirus So Important?

We’ve been known to discuss business security from time to time, as it’s a pretty important concept for businesses and personal users to appreciate. Today, we wanted to discuss one specific element of cybersecurity that all businesses should have in place: antivirus.

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What is Data Poisoning, and Why Does it Matter?

What is Data Poisoning, and Why Does it Matter?

We are beginning to see the terms “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” popping up in a lot of places recently. They typically are used to describe software that has learning capabilities. With this advancement, many organizations are able to automate more of their business and reduce costs over time. Unfortunately, any good thing also comes with some drawbacks. In today’s blog we will introduce you to a phenomenon called data poisoning and what drawbacks it can have for your business. 

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Don’t Be Fooled By This Pop-Up Scam

Don’t Be Fooled By This Pop-Up Scam

If while using your iPhone, you are confronted with a pop-up that reads “Your Apple iPhone is severely damaged” you don’t have to panic. What you are looking at is a very common phishing scam that is trying to get you to download apps and allow access to personal information.

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If the Vatican Isn’t Immune to Cyberattacks, Do You Really Think Your Business Is?

If the Vatican Isn’t Immune to Cyberattacks, Do You Really Think Your Business Is?

If you think there is no way that a hacker could set sights on your business or impact your operations with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, then you’ve got another thing coming. Even the Vatican’s official website has fallen prey to such an attack, proving that even large organizations can suffer from these types of attacks.

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The Hacker’s Rubber Ducky Should Frighten You

The Hacker’s Rubber Ducky Should Frighten You

When you think of the rubber ducky, what memories flood your mind? The rubber ducky might be reminiscent of simpler times, but a new threat that is capable of launching malware payloads via USB stands to ruin these fond memories forever.

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You’ll Want to Get Rid of This Mobile Malware

You’ll Want to Get Rid of This Mobile Malware

Mobile malware isn’t as common as it is on desktops or laptops, but it does still exist. In fact, recently Google had to remove quite a few applications from the Google Play Store because they were infecting smartphones with malware and adware. If you have any of these apps, you need to take immediate action to uninstall them.

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Avoid Phishing Attacks by Checking Out These Link-Checking Tools

Avoid Phishing Attacks by Checking Out These Link-Checking Tools

We can say all we like about how clicking on the wrong link could spell disaster for your business, but the unfortunate truth is that eventually you might encounter a situation where you are suspicious of a link that you simply aren’t sure of. In cases like these, you can use the following tools to test a link’s legitimacy before committing to it.

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Security Questions? More Like Insecurity Questions

Security Questions? More Like Insecurity Questions

What was the name of your first pet? What is your favorite TV show? What was your mother’s maiden name?

Here’s the real question: what do you think questions like these are actually going to do to help secure your important accounts?

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You’ve Got to Be Careful to Avoid Online Payment Fraud

You’ve Got to Be Careful to Avoid Online Payment Fraud

Cyberthreats are difficult enough when they aren’t trying to steal your hard-earned capital, and with digital payments making up about 41.8% of all payments made worldwide, you bet there are plenty of opportunities for fraud to occur. Let’s take a look at how you can ensure that your payment cards are protected.

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How to Minimize the Vulnerabilities in Your IT Systems

How to Minimize the Vulnerabilities in Your IT Systems

The hard but honest truth is that every network has some level of vulnerability. Having said that, there are ways that you can reduce these vulnerabilities so that your business and its network are relatively safe. Let’s go over some of these methods now.

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About a Fifth of Enterprise Windows Servers are Missing Endpoint Protections…How are Yours Doing?

About a Fifth of Enterprise Windows Servers are Missing Endpoint Protections…How are Yours Doing?

It isn’t a secret that cybersecurity is critical for businesses today, at every level of their infrastructure. However, some recent data has been shared that very clearly outlines just how important visibility into your infrastructure really is. In case you hadn’t picked up on this, it’s very important.

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Hackers Are Finding Holes in Multi-Factor Authentication

Hackers Are Finding Holes in Multi-Factor Authentication

We know we hype up multi-factor authentication, or MFA, quite a bit on this blog, and for good reason. When implemented correctly, it can be an effective deterrent for many cyberthreats out there. However, as they often do, hackers have found ways around MFA. Let’s take a look at how hackers find ways around MFA protection.

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What You Need to Know About Android Banking Malware

What You Need to Know About Android Banking Malware

We don’t often talk about mobile malware, but that doesn’t make it any less scary! An Android banking malware called Sova has once again been making the rounds, this time complete with additional features that make it scarier than the last time. What can you do to protect yourself from this threat?

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Software Maintenance is Divided Between these Two Actions

Software Maintenance is Divided Between these Two Actions

You might see articles on the Internet discussing “patches” and “updates,” and you might even be forgiven for thinking that they are the same thing when they are, in fact, not. There is indeed a difference, and it’s a big one. Let’s talk about how you might think about patches and security updates so that you might best deploy them month after month.

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Artificially Intelligent Tools Can be Effective Against Malware

Artificially Intelligent Tools Can be Effective Against Malware

Malware is a common enough issue that it’s pretty well established in the public lexicon, and much more pertinently, the most dangerous malware has seen an increase of 86% year over year. Worse, this kind of malware is largely the variety that takes users by surprise… making it all the more important that your team members are defended against them. To accomplish this, artificial intelligence could be an essential tool.

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Does the Ransom Cause All the Financial Impacts of Ransomware?

Does the Ransom Cause All the Financial Impacts of Ransomware?

Let’s say, hypothetically speaking, your business was infected with ransomware, and—despite our advice not to—you decided to pay the ransom. Once the money’s handed over, that’s the biggest cost that you might be subjected to, right?

Not so fast. Ransomware has many more impacts than that, each of which come with their own costs as well. Let’s dive into some of the other factors that also contribute to the cost of ransomware.

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What is Raspberry Robin? Today We Take a Look at the New Computer Worm

What is Raspberry Robin? Today We Take a Look at the New Computer Worm

It always helps to be a little skeptical of any new USB drives appearing in the workplace, especially if you are security-minded. Distributing threats via USB drives is a common practice amongst hackers, and a new threat called Raspberry Robin has the potential to be a serious problem for unsecured businesses with poor security hygiene.

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