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Two Factor Authentication: is an App, Email or SMS Safest?

Categories: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Two Factor Authentication

03 October

Two factor authentication, also known as 2FA, is absolutely one of the best ways to protect your online accounts from hackers. However, since there are three main authentication methods, many people are left wondering: is it best to use an app, email or SMS message as an authentication factor?

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What is Phishing, and is it Dangerous?

Categories: Cybersecurity, Phishing, Spoofs

15 August

Of all the common cyberattacks we see, phishing is perhaps the most dangerous because there is no single, foolproof way to prevent it. Rather than ask, “What is phishing?” after you’ve already fallen victim, learn to stay ahead of the hackers.

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How Small Businesses can Combat Credit Card Fraud

Categories: small business, Cybersecurity, Credit Cards, Business, Fraud

25 July

Credit card fraud is on the rise, and, unfortunately, small businesses are top targets. No matter the type of product or service your business sells, it’s potentially susceptible to fraud. That’s why it’s important to recognize and avoid today’s common scams.

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DDoS Attack Survival Guide: is your Business Prepared?

Categories: Cybersecurity, Information Security

11 July

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) can cripple a business’ internet and technology operations indefinitely. Even scarier, it’s almost impossible to prevent a DDoS attack from taking place. Mitigating their impact is all about response and recovery.

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The Complete Security Breach Recovery Guide

Categories: IT disaster recovery plan, Cybersecurity

06 June

No company is too big or too small to stay off the radar of hackers and cybercriminals. So whether you’re experiencing a security breach right now or just preparing for the worst, it’s important to know how to recover quickly.

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5 Common Types of Viruses you Should Know About

Categories: virus protection, computer virus, Cybersecurity, Information Security

23 May

Computer viruses have been around since shortly after the internet’s inception. While virtually everyone is aware of their existence, few people are familiar with the types of viruses and how they harm the computers they infect.

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WannaCry Ransomware: What is it, and how do I Stop it?

Categories: Cybersecurity, Ransomware, WannaCry Ransomware

17 May

The outbreak of the ransomware, known as WannaCry, has quickly become one of the worst cyberattacks in recent memory. On Friday, May 12, 2017, it began infecting thousands upon thousands of computers around the globe, destroying countless files in the process. Here’s everything we know about the WannaCry ransomware attack so far.

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The Top 4 Most Terrifying Computer Viruses

Categories: computer security, computer virus, Cybersecurity, Ransomware

18 April

A while back we wrote a blog that discussed the inception and evolution of computer viruses. We focused on the ones that were the most important in terms of outlining how modern viruses, malware and ransomware were created. This time, we’re going to strictly discuss the world’s most horrifying computer bugs.

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5 Commonly Overlooked Information Security Risks for Businesses

Categories: business security, personal information, Cybersecurity, Information Security

04 April

Many businesses are blissfully unaware of the information security risks that plague them. If you’ve never been stressed about the safekeeping of your business’ data, this blog may change that.

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Ransomware Attacks now Target Remote Desktop Protocol

Categories: malware, Cybersecurity, Ransomware

30 March

Ransomware has gained serious notoriety over the last few years. Bugs like CryptoWall and Locky have claimed countless victims through a variety of tactics, particularly spoof emails. But recently, ransomware attacks have utilized a new point of entry to victims’ computers: Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol.

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