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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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Documents and Protocols Your Business Needs for Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the most important aspects of business in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. When COVID-19 spread around the world, the FBI announced a 400% increase of reported cyber-attack complaints, illustrating the desperate situation companies and consumers face in terms of data security. But businesses are also facing economic issues that require cutting costs and redistributing resources in the most efficient manner possible. A concentrated effort, then, is required in securing the most vulnerable documents and protocols. …

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Here’s Why Small Businesses Are Ideal Targets for Hackers!

For decades, small businesses were unlikely targets for hacking attacks and data breaches by hackers. Hackers were less interested in attacking low-profile small businesses and relatively unknown brands with fewer financial resources. And this is why, whenever you think about sophisticated cyberattacks on companies, the first thing that comes to your mind is the large-scale breaches against huge corporations like Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Equifax, and T-Mobile. Massive breaches make headlines, but when they happen against small businesses, it rarely makes …

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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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The Growing Need for Cybersecurity: 10 Tips to Stay Protected Online

You’ve likely heard this statement time and time again – the need for cybersecurity continues to increase year after year. No matter how often we hear that statement, the threat against cybersecurity still remains prevalent, especially in our emails and our local small businesses. The truth is, almost half of cyber-attacks get directed at small businesses. Even if you use a username generator (such as offered by NordPass) use strong passwords and change them regularly, is that enough to protect …

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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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