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Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats Today at 2020 and Beyond

Cybercrime has witnessed tremendous growth in the past decade. This is particularly the case with the increasing popularity of the Internet and its usage across the world’s remote places. According to statistics revealed by cybersecurity ventures, the amount of money lost to cybercriminals is expected to hit $6 trillion marks in 2021, which is a 50% increase in the amount lost in 2015. There are also threats and fears among cybersecurity firms that cybercriminals have increased their use of sophisticated technologies to bypass security checks. The increase of daring attacks from cybercriminals on small and medium businesses as well as …

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Top 10 Tips to Detect and Remove Phone Spy Software (Spyware)

Smartphones, today, are more than a device used for communication. They are sophisticated devices that store a lot of powerful, personal, and sensitive information of its owners. From photographs to documents, the information contained in a mobile phone is enormous. No wonder, mobile devices have become the primary target of hackers and cybercriminals. It has become very important for mobile phone users to be aware of cyber threats and alerts to ensure their security is not compromised. Cell phone spy software (i.e. spyware, wiki) has become one of the greatest threats to the privacy of your mobile data and the …

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SQL Injection: Is It Still a Threat? How Can You Avoid It?

Data breaches are so common that they are not even surprising anymore. Malicious actors aim to collect as much data as possible. They are after login credentials, credit card information, or trade secrets. Once they get their hands on such data, they sell it on the dark web. If you can’t grasp how much data they stole so far, and how much they dumped on the dark web, here is a worrying number. Last year, criminals stole and sold 620 million accounts from sixteen hacked websites alone. Yes, hacking sixteen websites can lead to so much damage. But you know …

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10 Best Ways to Protect Your Business Against Cyber-Attacks

No one can deny the looming threat of cybercrime. The importance of data security and the rise of cyber-attacks would seem to be inevitable. It given the advances in the technology of recent decades. In 2017, data surpassed oil to become the world’s most valuable resource, with many industries becoming increasingly dependent on big data and analytics. Data is one of the most important, if not the most important asset for businesses to protect from cyber-attacks. There are more opportunities for cybercriminals to penetrate the barriers and access sensitive data. This can take place through various means, and the result …

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8 Steps on How to Protect Your Site from Cyber Attacks

It can be frustrating to open your website in the browser just to find that it has been taken down by the hackers. Once a site is hacked, it can quickly affect its position on the search engine. After all the hard work and time you spent on your website, you don’t want hackers to come to your website and mess with it. To protect your site from cyber attacks, you should start taking the necessary steps to enhance its security. The following are 8 steps you can take to protect your site from cyber attacks. 1. Get Updated with …

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7 Ways Your Website is Probably Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks

The procedure for creating a business website is fairly cut and dry. You buy a domain, design the site, optimize it for SEO, and publish content that supports your business goals. You might not be aware of it, but in the process, you’ve opened the door to a world of Internet vulnerabilities. Cyber-attacks are real and common now, and you should understand your greatest areas of weakness to minimize the risk. You may not even realize you’ve suffered an online assault right away. An attack can come in the form of a site upload, a spammy email, a link on …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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8 Types of Cyber Attacks That Can Harm Your Online Business

Cyber security is nothing but securing vital and confidential information such as banking information, client information, and passwords from various forms of online assaults such as hacking, virus, spyware and more recently, ransomware. The larger the business, the more complex cyber protection can become especially for business collecting payments via credit cards online. As millions of dollars’ worth of transactions is conducted on the World Wide Web daily, there is a growing need to impose effective protection and measures to counter and repel cyber related crimes. Business must continuously update their software and internal procedures since new threats are being …

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