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Here’s how a hacker will crack your “secure” password

You’ve probably heard that a strong password is really important to keep your accounts safe. You’ve also probably heard that people are still not creating good passwords. But even if you are—or at least you think you are—hackers are smart and they’ve figured out ingenious ways to crack what you think is a secure password. […]

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Russian hackers infect routers with malware called VPNFilter

Russian hackers may have infected your WiFi router — here’s how to protect yourself

When the FBI released a report to tell the nation that we should reboot our routers due to an attack from Russian hackers, it was incredibly alarming. But now, it looks like the threat could be much more serious than we originally feared. What is VPNFilter? The threat is a type of malware called VPNFilter. […]

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How to protect the data on your phone

5 things you need to do now to protect the data on your phone

Gone are the days when we only had to worry about viruses on computers. Today, your phone is just as at risk. According to cybersecurity giant Kaspersky, there were a total of 42.7 million mobile malware attacks in 2017. The company also reported that malicious mobile software threats were found in more than 230 countries […]

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data breach saks fifth avenue

Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue? Your credit card info may have been hacked

Earlier this month, cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory reported that a group called Fin7 (aka Jokerstash) had hacked a number of high-end retail stores. The group was now planning to sell the information from five million credit and debit cards on the dark web. The stores in question were Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. According […]

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This dangerous new virus will rob your bank account

The way that cybercriminals distribute malware is ever changing, but some things have stayed the same—such as text message scams and phishing emails. The thing is, many people are now getting wise to these attacks, so cybercriminals are having to come up with new, ingenious scams that will fool us into clicking. These newer scams […]

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