February 14th is a day for love: couples celebrate their love and singles mingle. Regardless of which category you fall under, you’ll likely use the Internet to plan for this day. For example, couples might search to find a fancy restaurant for a romantic night, while singles might search for a love connection using an online dating website. But as you are celebrating your love, don’t let your guard down, as criminals are hoping you’ll fall for their scams.
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Anyone who has ever used the Internet has looked up at their browser’s address bar and noticed a series of letters that either looks like this ‘HTTP’, or like this ‘HTTPS’. At first glance, it may seem like it’s just the letter S. In reality though, it is much more complicated than that.
Continue Reading… HTTPS: The S is More Than Just a Letter
Social engineering is sneaky, as it takes advantage of our natural tendency to be helpful. Social engineers can also play upon human emotions, such as fear and sympathy. Here are some tricks social engineers employ to trick you out of sensitive data, and how you can protect yourself.
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Unfamiliar messages. Passwords that no longer work. These are just two of the many clues that cybercriminals have gotten a hold of your password and broken into your account.
With the password compromised, the first step is to regain control over the account by changing passwords and checking configuration settings to make sure nothing has changed. However, if the root problem (how the passwords were successfully stolen) is not fixed, then the accounts will just get compromised again and again. That’s why it’s important to take your passwords seriously and to make sure they are strong.
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There is more than one type of burglary that can affect your home. One involves kicking in the door; another involves compromising your computer. And if the intruder in this scenario has compromised your wireless network, you might as well have given them a key to the front door.
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