Latest blog posts by tag "Personal Security"
Antivirus software is the most powerful tool against infection, but what happens if you catch a virus when you aren’t protected? Thankfully, security companies have considered this problem, and the best internet security suites provide the perfect solution.
How often do you manually check your crypto addresses when you paste them? Hackers are always developing new creative ways to steal your data and money and a simple mistake has already cost crypto investors over $160,000. Recently a new trojan called CryptoShuffler has been stealing cryptocurrencies from users across the internet using a simple function like copy and paste. Without the right security systems in place, your cryptocurrencies could be at risk.
You work hard to keep your children safe from so many different dangers, but every day they are exposed to countless threats online. Predators, disturbing content, identity theft attempts, and other things you wouldn’t let them experience in real life are all waiting for them.
Shockingly, 1 in 5 U.S. teenagers say they have been approached in a sexual way by strangers online; only 25% told their parents.
As a parent, that’s terrifying.
Every year, seniors are scammed out of tens of billions of dollars, money they’ve spent their entire lives saving only to have it stolen. The elderly have always been a prime target for Internet scams because of a perceived vulnerability, and now because Internet use among seniors is on the rise. A Pew Research Center survey showed that 67% of seniors are now regular Internet users.
Your Amazon Fire TV may be doing more than streaming your favorite shows—it might also be mining for Bitcoin. Oh sorry, you’re not going to get those Bitcoin, the person who infected your system with cryptojacking malware will.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has already changed modern society. Without any kind of specialized technical training, users can take control of their homes remotely, use “smart home” sensors to manipulate thermostats, turn on and off their air conditioners, and even keep track of what products they have in their fridge.
The word “hacking” has a seriously negative connotation, but there is a kind of hacking that benefits us all. “Ethical hacking,” also known as “white hat” hacking, happens with the explicit consent of the organization or website they are targeting to test out the security of their defenses. The process is known as “penetration testing,” or simply “pentesting.”
The cyber landscape is constantly changing and growing. As technology advances, so does tech-based crime. Not only have the techniques developed, but they’ve also become more accessible to aspiring cybercriminals.