Computer, Internet Security

AUS: Real-Time Payments are a Boon to Cyber Criminals

AUS: Real-Time Payments are a Boon to Cyber Criminals

The New Payments Platform (NPP) is new infrastructure for Australian low-value payments providing a fast, versatile, data-rich payments system for making everyday payments. It enables funds to be accessible almost as soon as payment is received. According to NordVPN it makes it much easier for cyber criminals who steal financial identities — called financial account takeover — to get away...

Why Some Entrepreneurs Still Don't Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Why Some Entrepreneurs Still Don't Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Your business depends on its IT infrastructure to exist, even if you’re in a more traditional industry. You’re relying on computers, mobile devices, spreadsheets, documents, and mass stores of data to keep your business running effectively. As many as 50 percent of small businesses have been breached in some way within the last 12 months, yet an astounding 82 percent of business owners...

What is to be Done When Windows Updates Fail

What is to be Done When Windows Updates Fail

Why is it that some Windows updates just refuse to install? Windows Update is the service Microsoft provides within the Windows operating system to automatically download and install security patches and system fixes, but it is not without occasional malfunctions of its own. If you check your Windows Update History in the Settings app and see a particular update has failed to install, restart the...

How to Protect Yourself from Getting Hacked at Free Charging Stations

How to Protect Yourself from Getting Hacked at Free Charging Stations

If you regularly rely on public charging stations and borrowed cables to charge your smartphone, you could be setting yourself up to be hacked. According to a Kaspersky Lab spokesperson, when a mobile device connects to a USB port, it attempts what is known as a "handshake," at which time some data is transmitted. To best protect yourself, use your own USB cable and your own USB power adapter,...

Researchers Find that Gmail Delivers Spoofed Messages without Warning

Researchers Find that Gmail Delivers Spoofed Messages without Warning

When it comes to spoofed messages, the sender is impersonated or changed to another, thus making messages appear legitimate. Which users may expect Gmail to warn them of such suspicious activity, researchers at the Morphus Segurança da Informação recently discovered that users should revise the trust they have on Gmail blocking messages with spoofed senders, even when no alert is displayed...

Remain Protected Against USB Sticks

Remain Protected Against USB Sticks

The widespread usage of USB is a major source of shipping ransomware and malware into systems. Last month, North Korean defectors successfully shipped in "several thousand" USB sticks containing banned content like South Korean soaps, Hollywood films, and global news. The same month also saw the transfer of Spora ransomware which spread itself via highly sophisticated manner. It's high time...

Beware! Are You Dating a Scammer Online?

Beware! Are You Dating a Scammer Online?

With online dating websites and apps, it has become so easy to find a partner or in this case, a match – even from a different country if you wish. You can judge if you like the person by looking at their picture and also read their profile details to see if they’re “your type”. Computers and servers in these virtual dating agencies filter the millions of people in their databases to find...

Does Cyber Insurance Cover my Credit Card Losses? and Other Questions

Does Cyber Insurance Cover my Credit Card Losses? and Other Questions

In mid-2016, a division of the insurance giant, Munich Re, began to offer cyber protection insurance to consumers. As more cyber insurance carriers extend their coverage from companies to consumers, those consumers are putting those policies under a microscope to understand their benefits and how they might protect consumers from typical cyber security risks. Some of the more frequently asked...

Cryptoparties Attendees Taught How to Stay Anonymous Online

Cryptoparties Attendees Taught How to Stay Anonymous Online

In an effort to foil corporations and governments collecting data, privacy advocates and political activists have been organizing cryptoparties since 2012. The people involved in organizing and promoting cryptoparties say the presidential election spurred activists, journalists and everyday citizens to attend the get-togethers to learn how to anonymously use the Internet. Matt Mitchell, a...

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5 Shocking New Threats to Your Personal Data

5 Shocking New Threats to Your Personal Data

These five new trends reveal that your security and privacy could be compromised in ways you probably never imagined: 1. Fingerprints can be stolen from selfies; 2. Political trolls 'win arguments' by publishing your personal data; 3. Genealogy sites have already posted your personal information online; 4. Mobile apps send personal data back to a remote server; 5. Even security apps can threaten...

How to Set Up a VPN

How to Set Up a VPN

When you are using a public Wi-Fi network, you should always, always, always use something called a virtual private network. Lots of security measures are optional, but unless you want some random person snooping on everything you do online, a VPN is a must. A VPN creates an encrypted tunnel between you and your provider. Your internet traffic goes through that tunnel and then out to the rest of...

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A Secret Service Agent's Guide to Protect the C-Suite From Hackers

A Secret Service Agent's Guide to Protect the C-Suite From Hackers

Cybersecurity is on the minds of most businesses today, but there’s one area where companies often screw up: failing to protect their key executives when they’re on the move. There are an abundance of well-funded and sophisticated hacking groups out there, many with nation-state or organized crime affiliations and interests, who are looking for any way possible to defraud or steal...

How to Stay Anonymous Online

How to Stay Anonymous Online

Some might say that the Internet was built on anonymity, paving the way for a place where free speech reigns supreme. But after years of learning about who's snooping into everything we do online, privacy on the Web is a more popular topic than ever. But it's not just about government spying; it's also about how much big companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have collected in order to...

What is the Next Step if Your PC is Infected by Malware

What is the Next Step if Your PC is Infected by Malware

New malware can slip under the radar of anti-malware software and while malware definition updates are usually quick to arrive, there’s often a small window of opportunity when internet nasties can sneak onto your PC undetected. Know your anti-malware software: make sure you’re familiar with the look and feel of your own malware software. Some sneaky malware can display very convincing fake...

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How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Your Twitter Account

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Your Twitter Account

Two-factor authentication involves the use of a randomly generated single-use code along with a password to verify a user's identity. The code comes via text message or from an authentication app installed on a smartphone. Here's how to protect your Twitter account by turning on two-factor authentication, which Twitter calls "login verification." Start by logging into your account...

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