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These industries are most vulnerable to cyber attacks

Nobody is immune to cyber attacks. From clothing stores to insurance providers, any company is a potential victim. Cybercriminals don’t discriminate on who to hit, as long as they can profit from it. However, data has shown certain industries are more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Here are four examples. 1. Healthcare Several large-scale cyber threats […]

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Password security

3 common password security myths exposed

From social media to office emails, people use passwords on almost all facets of internet communication. Why, then, do they still create passwords that would take a hacker only a few seconds or minutes to crack? Most likely, it is because of the misconceptions surrounding password security. Users still believe certain things when it comes […]

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iPhone X hack

This company claims it can hack your iPhone X

The iPhone X (and 8) is designed with the latest security technology to keep your information private. When the device is locked, only you should be able to unlock it. Though that has always been Apple’s intentions, and the Cupertino-based tech giant has remained adamant that it won’t install a “backdoor” for government agencies to […]

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Ransomware Hackers

4 reasons why you should never pay a hacker’s ransom

In 2017, it was reported by software company Symantec that the U.S. was the preferred target for cybercriminals and their ransomware attacks. Why? More often than not, U.S. victims gave in to the hacker’s demands. According to Symantec’s report, around 64% of Americans paid the ransom to get back their data. Here are four reasons […]

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webcam spying

Feeling watched? How hackers can use your webcam to spy on you

Do you often feel like somebody’s watching? You might want to trust that instinct, especially if you have a computer at home or work. Malware and virus technology allows a hacker to view you right through the camera on your computer. This is called a RAT, standing for “Remote Access Trojans.” Malware on infected devices […]

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How can hackers crack your password?

Many people still believe that creating strong passwords makes their accounts safe and secure. This is simply not true. While a majority of internet users may not be able to guess your passwords, cybercriminals are a different story altogether. Cybercriminals didn’t just write the book on how to crack a password, they also possess highly […]

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Atlanta ransomware

$400 million worth of cryptocurrency stolen by hackers

Cryptocurrency is hot right now, and whenever something is hot, hackers pay attention. Research by Ernst & Young has shown that more than 10 percent of all the funds that were raised through initial coin offerings (ICOs), worth around $400 million, simply disappeared—and experts are pointing to hackers as the likely culprits. (more…)

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meltdown-spectre

How to Protect Yourself from Meltdown and Spectre, Two Dangerous New Cyber Threats

Two new cyber threats—“Meltdown” and “Spectre”—have been in the news recently, leaving computers, mobile devices, tablets, and other gadgets vulnerable to attacks. And while Apple, Google, and Microsoft have now released security updates in response, it’s worth understanding what these new hardware flaws are and how you can protect yourself. Cyber Threat: Differentiating Between Meltdown […]

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