Passwords have the key to unlock access to our network of friends, work colleagues, and most importantly our bank accounts. It is imperative to keep our passwords private, diverse, and hard to crack. There are cybercriminals out there spending their days finding the codes to peoples digital accounts and gaining access to their most private information.
While most of us think we know all there is about having a secure password, we are not only making it more complicated then it needs to be, but are still making small mistakes that could make our accounts easily accessible to hackers. Read on to learn the 7 tips to keep your digital accounts secure.
We often get spam messages that are both annoying and dangerous. Cybercriminals are using targets' mobile phones to break into accounts and steal personal information, in so-called 'smishing' attacks. The criminal sends them malicious text messages typically containing a link or a number to call back to in order to obtain private information though a fake but genuine looking message. When a user clicks on the link or calls the number provided in the SMS message, he falls prey to the scam. The practice has been around for a few years, however new scams are mystery shopping invitations that start with a text, and when the user clicks on the link they are roped into shopping fraud, bank account take-over, and even identity theft.
It can become quite irritating when the little box pops up on your phone, laptop or other device saying you need, yet another software update. You click, "remind me later," and continue on with your day. As irritating as they are, software updates are extremely important and you should get in the habit of following through with those pesky notifications. Why? Read on...
How is it even possible for someone to steal your identity? Unfortunately, today, it is easy for a criminal to obtain your personal information. After your identity is stolen, not only can the criminal steal your money, they can apply for mortgages, file false medical claims, open lines of credit for fictitious businesses, and so much more. What can you do to protect yourself? Read on...
Every year, there are 80-90 million cyber security incidents. Information is snatched, computers are hacked, money is taken, and identities are stolen. Cyber criminals use phishing, malware, and all other sorts of methods and techniques to obtain data and take money. All of these cyber criminals can't possibly get away with all their crimes, can they? Read more to find out how cyber criminals are put behind bars.
People who would never open an email attachment from a stranger buy apps without considering the possible consequences. You need to watch out for apps that are malicious. Hackers could steal your personal information, others' contact information, or passwords if you download a malicious app. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take so this does not happen to you.
What mobile device apps do you use on a daily basis? From weather to news to games, mobile devices come with it all. Apps are easy to download, often free, and they are so convenient to download that you might not be thinking of some key security questions before installing that application on your device.
Ransomware attacks will double in 2017, and it is important for your business and staff to remain knowledgeable on what to look for. In addition, remaining alert and hesitant to what you click on is important as well. Learning all you can about the malware, what it is, how it gets in, and how to avoid it, will be crucial steps to keeping your data safe.
Have you been surfing the internet and felt like you weren't alone? Your intuition may be right. Hackers all over the globe are spying on people through their webcams, and it is creating a huge privacy issue for many people.
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