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The phishing craze that’s blindsiding users

The phishing craze that’s blindsiding users

Most phishing attacks involve hiding malicious hyperlinks hidden behind enticing ad images or false-front URLs. Whatever the strategy is, phishing almost always relies on users clicking a link before checking where it really leads. But even the most cautious users may get caught up in the most

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Why your business needs a hardware firewall

Why your business needs a hardware firewall

Cybersecurity is one of the final bastions of hardware superiority. More and more IT solutions are being hosted in the cloud, and business owners are being told that software is all they need to get the job done, which is half true. When it comes to perimeter

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Check the list of free ransomware decryptors

Check the list of free ransomware decryptors

We’ve gotten so caught up discussing ransomware prevention with our clients that we’ve neglected to mention that several strains have already been defeated. In fact, there’s a decent chance you can actually decrypt all your data for free. Always make sure to check these lists before responding

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Fileless malware: who are the targets?

Fileless malware: who are the targets?

Business owners have spent the last couple months fearful of cyber attacks from the “fileless malware” plastered across headlines. The reality of this new threat doesn’t actually call for panic…yet. Getting acquainted with this new malware today could save you from a headache in the future. What

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Social engineering and cyber security

Social engineering and cyber security

Social engineering is the ability to manipulate people into willfully giving up their confidential information. The data varies, but in terms of cyber security this usually means passwords and bank information. Criminals are using social engineering to gain access to your business and its network by exploiting

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10 Ways Hackers Can Hack Your Facebook Account [Infographic]

Without a doubt, Facebook is a monster when it comes to active audience, with more than 1.71 billion people logging onto The Social Network every month, making it easily the most widely used social networking site in the world. But along with that success and popularity comes the inevitable attention from hackers.

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What Hackers Do With the Data They Steal

What Hackers Do With the Data They Steal

Hacker activity is becoming more prevalent in the news from year to year. From the infamous leak of celebrity nudes to the infiltration of Dropbox, it seems that hackers are after more than just credit card details. The cyber black market has evolved into a veritable “hacker’s

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Ransomware appears as fake Windows Update

Ransomware appears as fake Windows Update

Unlike those who attend Hogwarts, magicians rely mainly on subtle sleight of hand to convince others that they managed to make coins disappear into thin air. The same concept applies to ransomware. How can it complete its mission in a suit labeled with the word “Villain”? Nowadays,

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What to do immediately following a data breach

What to do immediately following a data breach

In the last few years, we’ve seen how devastating data breaches are for companies worldwide. What’s problematic about these is that they’re so common, many others go unreported. If we found it initially shocking back in 2013 and 2014 that places like Target and Sony Pictures could

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5 Tips to Beef Up Your Email Security

5 Tips to Beef Up Your Email Security

You’ve implemented the strongest firewalls. Your passwords are 100 character strings that must contain Capitals, lowercases, and special characters in non-repeating patterns. You skipped over two-factor and went straight to five-factor authentication. Everything is retina scanned. Your encryption is encrypted. And one email from a prince needing

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