Like it or not, device manufacturers LOVE to fill your brand-new PC, tablet or phone full of “free” applications like games, music and photo apps and more (manufacturers actually get paid to install these with the devices they sell).
Here’s a sneaky trick used by many hackers: they purchase and set up a fraudulent website that is a close misspelling of a legitimate one.
There are thousands of hackers who get up every morning with ONE goal in mind: to find a new vulnerability in a commonly installed software (like Adobe, Microsoft Office, Chrome, QuickBooks, etc.) to gain access to MILLIONS of their users.
The “dark web” or “deep web” is a part of the World Wide Web we know and love that is accessible ONLY via a special software that allows users and website operators to remain completely anonymous and untraceable. That’s why it’s the playground for hackers, cybercriminals, drug deals, human trafficking and more.
A phishing e-mail is a bogus e-mail that is carefully designed to look like a legitimate request (or attached file) from a site you trust in an effort to get you to willingly give up your login information to a particular website or to click and download a virus.
Zero trust is a relatively new cyber security strategy that is rapidly becoming the security model of choice for businesses. In fact, we anticipate this to be the new standard to meet data protection compliance for all organizations, large and small.