Cyber Security Tip: This is an easy mistake that can cost you big

Cyber Security Tip: This is an easy mistake that can cost you big

Aug 22, 2023

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.

Example: www.faceboook.com (extra “o”) or www.dropbox.net (instead of .com).

All you have to do is accidentally fat-finger ONE letter in the URL and up pops a very legitimate-looking fake copy of the site you were trying to get to – and the login and links are full of keylogger malware and virus land mines waiting for you to click on. This is particularly important for any social networks you belong to.

To prevent this, we can install an advanced security solution that BLOCKS sites that are suspicious and fraudulent. That way, even if you click on a link to a phishing site, get directed to an infected site or accidentally type in the wrong URL, the site will be blocked, protecting you and your employees.

Remember: with users working all over the place, you will need more than just a sophisticated corporate firewall. You will need an advanced security solution on each of the computers that are working remotely to keep hackers from getting to your users’ data.

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