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Privacy, Security & Health Risks of Social Media & How to Prevent Those

Social media has become one of the most vital parts of every single person’s life. One cannot imagine his/her life without having a day spent on social media. Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, and LinkedIn are some of the well-known social media websites. They have more than 100 million users all over the globe. While you use your social media accounts, there is someone who keeps on spying on you and your social media accounts. These are the social …

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How Botnets Are Being Used in DDoS Attacks?

DDoS attacks, as well as the botnets that enable them to happen, are one of the Internet’s most powerful weapons. What’s more, anyone can buy a botnet and wreak havoc with just a few clicks. All they need to do it successfully is a few dozen dollars and some safety precautions. For instance, Mirai, one of the biggest and most (in)famous botnets ever, was the work of three college students trying to breach Minecraft servers. However, this 2016 attack ended …

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The Most Notorious Computer Viruses in Our History

Currently offering more than a billion search results on Google, the term computer viruses is one of the founding blocks of anything IT-related that springs to mind. It is one of those household names permanently ingrained in general culture. The vast majority of people using a computer today have heard of computer viruses, in one way or another. Generations that will most likely recognize the term ‘computer virus’ will be the Millenials and Gen Z, because the period between the …

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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 …

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Cybersecurity Threats: COVID-19 Scams You Need to Avoid

We’re living in strange times. The current pandemic and uncertainty about the future has us all stressed and concerned about our personal health and safety. On top of that, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) scams and misinformation abound. You knew it was coming, especially with so many relief checks expected by individuals and businesses, and so many others in need. There’s no reason to compound our already shaky hold on security by leaving ourselves vulnerable to the inevitable opportunists who are …

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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 their 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Top Online Scams of 2019! How they Work, and How to Be Safe?

The proliferation of the Internet and digital devices has increased access to information. Unfortunately, the internet and advances in digital technology have also given a platform to scammers. Reports from various analysts like the Food and Drug Administration indicate that these online scams are getting more sophisticated by the day. Here are some examples of the most popular fraud online scams and how to prevent getting scammed. Supplements Fraud The FDA has issued letters to consumers warning them of health …

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