Massive data breach directly affects at least 4 million people.
Unless you were living under a rock this week (and maybe even then), you’ve heard about the recent data breach affecting the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
The hack involved personnel files relating to 4 million current and former members of the federal government. In other words, about one percent of the entire US population. It affected nearly every single federal agency, exposing people’s names, addresses, social security numbers, job details, training information, and more.
This was one very big hack indeed. It shows that the threat posed by hackers is increasing every day. It shows that everyone needs to take online security seriously. It also shows that all of us could be victims, and this means all of us must be proactive in protecting ourselves.
- April 9th, 2014
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In this age of digital communication, it’s common to receive email attachments that we open without thinking twice. But did you know that close to 1 in 25 email attachments are actually malicious? Some malicious attachments come from spam emails, which usually are easy to identify, while other emails appear harmless to the naked eye. So how do you determine if the Microsoft document or PDF file you’ve received from a job recruiter is legitimate or not?
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- April 2nd, 2014
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Online Privacy, PC security
Gone are the days where an antivirus and firewall are all you need to keep hackers and malware at bay. In today’s evolving threat landscape, you need a security solution that is also evolving to protect you from the over 315,000 new threats that are discovered each day. These threats are like silent, ticking time bombs waiting to go off – should you come across one hiding in an email attachment, web download, or website. But this is where ZoneAlarm comes in.
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