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A keylogger found in HP laptops

A keylogger found in HP laptops

Are you using an HP laptop? If so, your machine might have a keylogger pre-installed. This means every stroke you hit on your keyboard can be recorded and your passwords and personal details can be exposed. But don’t panic. We’re about to tell you how to remove it while educating you about this sneaky software…

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Are the encrypted sites you visit safe?

Are the encrypted sites you visit safe?

You can easily tell whether a website is encrypted, and therefore safe, if a padlock icon appears next to its URL and if it starts with HTTPS (instead of just HTTP). Unfortunately, hackers now use the very same tool that’s supposed to protect browsers from malicious entities via encrypted phishing sites. How hackers use encryption…

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Phishing alert: scammers now use encryption

Phishing alert: scammers now use encryption

When you visit an encrypted website, the connection between the source of the web page and your browser is secure. Encryption ensures users’ browsing habits are safe from hackers’ prying eyes, but phishing scammers have found a way to adopt it for their own schemes. How hackers use encryption to carry out phishing scams According…

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Phishers use encrypted sites to scam

Phishers use encrypted sites to scam

Just when you thought cyber criminals couldn’t get smarter, along comes a new scamming technique. Previously used for safeguarding browsing activity, encryption tools are now used by hackers in carrying out phishing scams. This means some fraudulent sites may have HTTPS on their address, giving users a false sense of security. How hackers use encryption…

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Apple fixes major macOS security flaw

Apple fixes major macOS security flaw

Apple cyber incidents have increased steadily over the past few months. In 2017, we’ve witnessed several Mac ransomware strains and a host of other computer viruses. Recently, Apple discovered a major security flaw with macOS High Sierra. Read on to find out more. Serious bug On November 28th, security researchers reported a serious bug in…

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Create Strong Passwords for your Small Business

Create Strong Passwords for your Small Business

Passwords—they’re still the first line of defense for protecting your most valuable small business assets. From financial data to health records, strong password practices keep information safe from unauthorized eyes. Does your small business even have a password policy? If not, why not? If so, is your

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3 Cloud Data Security Tips

3 Cloud Data Security Tips

Simply stated, no company is immune to stolen records and other costly forms of data loss. The latest hacking incidents or data breaches splash across headlines with alarming regularity. Luckily many small and midsized businesses are in a unique position, Patrick Heim, head of Trust and Security at Dropbox,

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You Need These 7 Small Business Security Tips

You Need These 7 Small Business Security Tips

As a small business owner, you’ve invested a huge chunk of your time, money, and energy to make your business work. Do you really want to risk losing it all simply because your employees failed to use basic security measures? Small businesses often fail because of security

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How to Reduce Public Wi-Fi Security Risks

How to Reduce Public Wi-Fi Security Risks

Public Wi-Fi is arguably one of the great modern conveniences. No matter where you happen to be—airport, hotel, restaurant, or perhaps just standing on any random street corner, you’ll typically find at least one public and free Wi-Fi hotspot within range. The ubiquity of such hotspots makes

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Big Business or Small, Data Breaches Don’t Discriminate

Big Business or Small, Data Breaches Don’t Discriminate

You guessed it, businesses are still suffering from data breaches, years after major incidents at Home Depot and Target raised awareness to stratospheric heights. Recent examples include a massive payment card breach at Chipotle Mexican Grill and a hack affecting the popular OneLogin password manager. Kmart was also hacked, again. Admittedly,

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