Tags: Security

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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Effective Protection Against Google Account Hijacks

Effective Protection Against Google Account Hijacks

If you’ve ever been locked out of your Google account, you know how time-consuming and frustrating it can be to regain control of your email and apps. Most hijacking attempts of Google accounts originate from automated bots that access third-party apps with breached passwords, but they can also result from phishing and targeted attacks. Google […]

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What is Two-Factor Authentication?

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, adds a second layer of security to your website. It requires an authorized user to not only enter their password, but also a second piece of information only they have access to. An account protected by 2FA is virtually impossible to compromise. Even if an attacker somehow discovers your username and […]

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Easy Ways to Tell if Your Website Has Been Hacked

Easy Ways to Tell if Your Website Has Been Hacked

Even if you think you’ve done everything right, there’s always a chance your website will be hacked. If that occurs, the faster you find out and do something about it, the better off you and your visitors will be. An attacker with control of your website can do a lot of damage to your visitors, […]

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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 WordPress is the Best Development Platform for Your Website

Why WordPress is the Best Development Platform for Your Website

WordPress is a popular content management system that is used to create feature-rich websites. Because it is built around open source standards, increasing levels of functionality can be added to your website through theme selection and plug-in software modules that also adhere to the standards. Of the major content management systems, WordPress is used by […]

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Encryption Backdoors Will Make Us All More Vulnerable

Encryption Backdoors Will Make Us All More Vulnerable

In the aftermath of every terrorist attack or high-profile cybercrime, it is usually revealed by security professionals through the media that the terrorists or criminals used encrypted communications, enabling them to plan and coordinate their activities without raising suspicion among the intelligence and law enforcement communities.

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