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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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Protect your online privacy with Hotspot Shield

In this day and age, we’ve never been more exposed on the internet. Corporate giants like Facebook know more about us than some of our closest friends and hackers are increasingly coming up with new, innovative ways to steal our private information. Don’t become a victim. Use Hotspot Shield’s FREE app to secure your connection […]

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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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