Category Archives: Security

7 Stupid mistakes that led to a data breach

Even the best of us are guilty of making stupid mistakes. However, when it comes to IT, the smallest blunder could lead to a major data breach with dire consequences. Data breaches are on the rise. Hackers continue to attack … Continue reading

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Why multi-factor authentication is an essential part of cyber security

Passwords are an essential part of staying cyber secure. But they’re not infallible. Cyber criminals can use various methods to guess, steal, and compromise your passwords. But multi-factor authentication can help. You can use multi-factor authentication to make it more … Continue reading

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Common threats to be aware of

Learn about the latest online scams and what you should know to ensure safe Internet browsing. Botnets If you’ve never heard of a botnet, it’s likely because they go largely undetected. What they are: A collection of software robots, or … Continue reading

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Hackers are making personalised ransomware to target the most profitable and vulnerable

Once a piece of ransomware has got hold of your valuable information, there is very little you can do to get it back other than accede to the attacker’s demands. Ransomware, a type of malware that holds a computer to … Continue reading

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Email security does not end with your password

A strong password is a great start, but there are more ways to make sure that your email is as secure as possible Email is a crucial part of most people’s daily lives, but few people consider how it’s secured, … Continue reading

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Security resolutions for 2020 to stay safe online!

As we enter the new year, it’s ritualistic to reflect on our experiences from the passing year and make resolutions for the New Year. Most people make resolutions around good heath, their life goals, etc. Here is a different angle … Continue reading

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Another massive DDoS internet blackout could be coming your way

A massive internet blackout similar to the Dyn DNS outage in 2016 could easily happen again, despite relatively low-cost countermeasures, according to a new study out of Harvard University. A massive internet blackout similar to the Dyn DNS outage in … Continue reading

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Beyond the basics: 5 security tips for consumers to protect their identity in the era of data breaches

Though it might be shocking to read, the truth is that a big majority of people around the world are not conscientious when it comes to securing their online access. The most common password of 2016, making up 4% of … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Vault 7: How CIA allegedly used hacking tools to infest your smartphones, smart TVs and more

Wikileaks released a data dump of what it is calling as the alleged Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tools used for hacking into smart devices. The leak is code-named Vault 7 and comprises around 8761 documents, which have been sourced from … Continue reading

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LA Hospital Paid Ransom to Hackers

$17,000 bitcoin ransom paid by hospital to hackers sparks outrage. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was hit by ransomware and had to pay off the hackers. The Los Angeles hospital had lost access to its computer systems in early February after … Continue reading

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