Technology can be defined as applications, instruments, or processes that enhance or simplify the aspects of everyday life. The vehicle you use to drive to work is an example of technology that simplifies life. Or, the Internet, as a whole, can be seen as technology that has greatly enhanced our lives. While the introduction of the Internet led to many benefits, unfortunately, it also came with its own set of problems. Most significantly, these problems can negatively impact your security and privacy.
Continue Reading… The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Internet
Companies use online advertisements to grow their business. Unfortunately, so do cybercriminals. Learn how cybercriminals use online advertising to spread malware, and how you can better protect yourself against this growing threat!
Continue Reading… Anatomy of Malvertising Attacks: How Cybercriminals Use Online Ads to Spread Malware
Your home router provides wired and wireless Internet connections to devices within your home network. Such devices could include your computer, tablet, smartphone, and even printer. More importantly, your router helps shield your devices from attackers – that is if you’ve properly secured your home router.
While it’s imperative that you secure your router, what if that’s not enough? What if there was a vulnerability within the firmware of the router that could allow an attacker remote control over it?
Continue Reading… Attackers Exploit Misfortune Cookie Vulnerability to Hack Your Router
The New Year means a fresh start for many people. For some, their attempt at this new journey begins by creating a list of resolutions.
As time progresses, many people find that some items on their New Year’s resolution lists get pushed back or even ignored. While it might be acceptable to postpone certain items on your list, security is definitely something you cannot afford to put on the backburner. If you neglect your security, it could lead you down the path of a not-so happy year.
Continue Reading… 7 Ways to Stay Secure This New Year
Your phone rings. The caller ID says ‘Windows Support,’ so you answer.
“Hi,” the caller says, giving a name. “I’m calling from Windows support. We’ve been receiving some error messages from your computer.” The caller says he can fix those errors if you give him remote access to your computer. You’re worried, so you agree.
Continue Reading… Who is Really on the Other End of the Line? Beware of Fake Support Scams!