Tags: Malware

Do Not Let Employees Bring IoT Devices into Your Workplace

Do Not Let Employees Bring IoT Devices into Your Workplace

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are notorious for their lack of security features, making them attractive to hackers who can use them as soft access points to reach critical systems on the wider corporate network. In addition, these devices may be invisible to corporate IT administrators. For these reasons alone, companies should forbid employees from […]

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Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that is used by cyber criminals to infect computers and encrypt files until a ransom is paid. After the initial infection, ransomware attempts to spread to connected systems, including shared storage drives. If the ransom is not paid, the files will usually remain encrypted and unavailable to the victim. […]

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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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Why Would Anyone Bother to Hack Your Website?

Why Would Anyone Bother to Hack Your Website?

Your website is among hundreds of millions of websites worldwide, so you’re probably wondering why anyone would bother breaking into yours. Sure, you’ve invested time, money and effort to build your website, but there’s probably nothing there that is valuable enough to attract the attention of cybercriminals. Or so you might think…

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Why You Need a Web Application Firewall

Why You Need a Web Application Firewall

A web application firewall is software that filters out malicious requests and content from your website, which protects your visitors from harm, as well as safeguards your intellectual property and the time and expense that went into developing your website. The firewall software resides on the same server as your website. Among the common types […]

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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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