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The Cyber Security Risks on Social Media – Learn from Case Studies

Social media is a great way to share information. Social media is based on the fact that we trust messages on social media platforms more than we do elsewhere, especially if they are messages that are forwarded to us by a friend. It’s something that makes for a great way to form genuine relationships online, but it also opens us up to cyber attacks. How the risks open up? The way that people do this is by a method called spear phishing. At its core, it’s very similar to the old email malware viruses that people are now very wary about. … Continue Reading…

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A Brief Account of FinTech Company Websites and Cyber Threats

Global investment in FinTech has skyrocketed to $13.8 billion in 2016. About $4.5 billion comes from the Asia-Pacific regions. It comes from about 140 deals with high-end finance service companies. It is quite staggering. This sudden explosion in the banking technology market is raising some security concerns among the enterprises and the clients. What happened at JP Morgan? A recent history of a cyber-attack on JP Morgan compromised personal and sensitive data of more than 83 million customers. This attack is one of the most dangerous ones in the history of online marketing and finance. About 76 million households and … Continue Reading…

The 5 Biggest Hacks of 2016 (Including Yahoo, LinkedIn, iPhone & Tumblr)

Within the last year, it has become the norm for hackers to break into websites, steal precious data and then bargain that data for ransom. Of course, there is a certain community of genuine hackers who will often help law enforcement agencies decode some of the clandestine communications by terrorists or other criminal groups. This “WikiLeaks” style of hacking is often received with varying perspectives, depending on which side you identify with. The rest of the hacking activities worldwide could be viewed as a rogue activity; the consequences of such hacking could be far-reaching. Last year was a time of … Continue Reading…

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Tips to Increase Your Mobile Security Without Slowing It Down

Mobile security is a topic that never goes out of the news. Every now and then we hear news about mobile security and its vulnerabilities. People use mobile devices and have become so much dependent on them that it is hard for them to imagine their lives without not having one. They need to keep their mobile devices safe and secure because they’ve stored private data in the form of pictures, videos, text messages, etc. on their mobile devices. Imagine losing your phone or an online hacker sneaking into your phone, getting hands on your private information. The fact that … Continue Reading…

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Tips for Business Leaders to Bear the Brunt of the Most Critical Cyber Crimes in 2017

In today’s online world, our organizations have become entirely dependent upon internet and cloud computing to accomplish their routine tasks. Internet and cloud computing is just not about doing routine tasks; it has become a principal mean of communication between employees, suppliers, and customers.  So much dependency of businesses on internet and cloud computing has been attracting numbers of thugs or criminals to misuse business organization’s confidential information and sensitive data that they store in their computer systems and software. Recent headlines of security breaches are the proof of our weak security practices towards cyber crimes. Almost every day there … Continue Reading…

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Internet Security Tips – Use VPN to Protect Personal Data from Online Thieves?

Modern society is obsessed with monitoring and controlling, so it is no wonder that such a huge amount of spy software, keyloggers, and other malware tools are available on the market. Every computer-savvy teenager with the right knowledge and simple tools can hack a smartphone and get access to personal information stored in there. This is a huge risk for the owner as we tend to keep a lot of sensible and private information on our gadgets and expose them to possible dangers when using unprotected public Wi-Fi. It is worth mentioning common misfortunes that can happen to anyone who … Continue Reading…

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The Dangers of Exploring the Dark Web – Stay Away! Be Safe!

The dark web’s name alone elicits connotations of something mysterious, a little dangerous, and above all, something that leads itself to exploration. Like traipsing the jungles of Borneo, where hardly any souls have dared to tread, the dark web is something that many of us are keen to try, if not simply for the experience. Accessible only by a special set of software and browser such as Tor, the dark web contains websites that cannot be found on the regular internet. In fact, these websites are often not even listed on dark web search engines – you need to know … Continue Reading…

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Top 10 Tips to Detect and Remove your Phone Spy Software

Cell phone spyware has become one of the greatest threats to the privacy of your mobile data and the functioning of your mobile phone. Unbeknownst to many users, these apps are able to access your text messages, e-mail, call history, location, and can also record your voice calls in some instances. Today, these apps can easily be installed on your phone without your consent or, more often, you install them without knowledge of all of their functions. That said, knowing about the presence of spyware and how to remove it is important for all end users. Here are some of … Continue Reading…

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Your Micro-Interactions Maybe Stealing Your Customer’s Attention – Find out how!

The early internet designed by Kahn and Cerf was not meant to keep people out. It was intended to be a global conduit of information. MIT Profession and AI researcher, Howard Shrobe says, Internet security is a pressing concern that is driving the designers and the website developers nuts. Pulling the target audience towards your site becomes tough with an iron fence around your site. But once the guards are down, keeping them safe from scammers and bootleggers is more difficult! This has resulted in an ultra-complex arms race among the website designers and hackers. Most of the security problems … Continue Reading…

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7 Ways to the Rescue When Your Online Account Gets Hacked

Having your account hacked can be troublesome for both you and your friends, we often tend to panic in these kinds of situations and because of that, we are unable to see the obvious solutions to our problem. So if your account got hacked, relax and follow these tips calmly and patiently to get it back. I’m well aware that time is of the highest importance in these kinds of situations, but if your rush things out you might make things worse than they already are at this moment, I’ll explain what this means in a second. How to know … Continue Reading…