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How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

When browsing the web you have probably noticed that many sites have a padlock next to the browser’s address bar. This indicates that the website has been issued a security certificate. If you click on the padlock, you can verify that the website connection is secure and view the source of the certificate. You might […]

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KPMG: Consumers Believe Data Privacy is a Human Right

KPMG: Consumers Believe Data Privacy is a Human Right

According to a recent study by KPMG, consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with and distrustful of how companies safeguard their personal data against misuse and theft. Companies must take steps now to keep pace with expectations, or risk losing access to the data that increasingly drives business strategy, insights and success. To learn more about […]

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Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

SonicWall has published the mid-year update to its 2020 Cyber Threat Report, highlighting increases in ransomware, opportunistic use of the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic weaknesses and growing reliance on Microsoft Office files by cybercriminals. The report analyzes threat intelligence data gathered from 1.1 million sensors in over 215 countries and territories. Download the full mid-year update […]

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Reliable Solutions for Overcoming WordPress Email Problems

Reliable Solutions for Overcoming WordPress Email Problems

If you’re using WordPress, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced difficulty getting your email forms to work. Worse yet, when users fill out a form on your website, they get a “success” message indicating that their message was sent and that they can expect a response from you soon. The trouble is that the user’s […]

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Global Password Analysis Reveals Predictable Patterns

Global Password Analysis Reveals Predictable Patterns

Ata Hakcil, a Turkish computer engineer and researcher, accessed 1 billion login credentials leaked online and analyzed 170 million of them to study password trends. The results are quite revealing, and may prompt many Internet users to pay more attention to how they choose passwords to protect their most sensitive information. Among Hakcil’s “cool” stats […]

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School Systems Have More to Worry About than Just COVID

School Systems Have More to Worry About than Just COVID

The resurgence of COVID-19 poses a challenge to school systems planning to reopen in the fall. But this may not be the only concern facing school administrators… The FBI recently issued a nationwide Private Industry Notification (PIN) alert to K-12 schools, warning that cyber criminals will be trying to spread file-encrypting ransomware by exploiting security […]

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Facial Recognition Companies Forced to Look in the Mirror

Facial Recognition Companies Forced to Look in the Mirror

Until last month, facial recognition technology seemed to be on a relentless march toward public acceptance. After all, the technology is already in use by police departments and governments worldwide, so there was a growing sense among the public of its inevitable spread and continued development despite occasional warnings of its dangers to civil liberties. […]

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Email Spam Still Most Common Way of Spreading Malware

Email Spam Still Most Common Way of Spreading Malware

Online criminals have gotten savvier but they’re still relying on the same old tricks they’ve been using for decades. Research by the Helsinki-based cyber security firm F-Secure shows spam remains the most common method of spreading malicious URLs, scams and malware more than 40 years after the first email spam was sent. “Email spam is […]

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