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Google to Suddenly Increase Security on Millions of GMail Accounts

Google has always aimed to set the standards in smart features and user care. They are constantly refining the algorithm to rank only the best and most helpful results. Google also maintains a wide variety of apps and, in fact, an entire office suite of cloud software. Google’s web browser is in the top three and the Android mobile OS relies on Google infrastructure and apps. Continue Reading

Why Do Hackers Use Phishing Schemes?

If hackers are so good at computers, why is phishing the dominant type of hack today?

Modern professionals often find themselves wondering at this question when reading tech news or discarding the third obvious phishing email in a week.

For most people, the idea of a “hacker” starts with someone who is good at computers and – for their own criminal reasons – chooses to misuse that ability to crack into other’s servers and steal from them. Hackers are, in concept, supposed to be like the second-story jewel thieves of the modern data world. Except that most of them aren’t. Continue Reading

Why Do Hackers Use Phishing Schemes?

If hackers are so good at computers, why is phishing the dominant type of hack today?

Modern professionals often find themselves wondering at this question when reading tech news or discarding the third obvious phishing email in a week.

For most people, the idea of a “hacker” starts with someone who is good at computers and – for their own criminal reasons – chooses to misuse that ability to crack into other’s servers and steal from them. Hackers are, in concept, supposed to be like the second-story jewel thieves of the modern data world. Except that most of them aren’t. Continue Reading

The 7 Causes of Human Error Data Breaches

In the realm of cybersecurity, it is well-known that human error is now the leading cause of security breaches. In fact, more than 90% of data breaches are now the result of human mistakes and scams that directly target professionals – not their firewalls. Part of this is that technical cybersecurity has become so advanced that it’s more worthwhile for hackers to target people instead of software defenses. Firewalls, encryption, virus scanning, and network monitoring all make a whole lot of work for hackers who want to get in the old-fashioned way. Continue Reading

Scams to Watch Out for During the Holidays: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business

The holiday season is often a joyous time of year as it allows us to spend time with those we love most. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year in which scammers are most active as they devise new ways to cheat and steal, often using complex phishing campaigns through which they trick people into giving them their personal information. Every year, unsuspecting businesses fall prey to these scammers, which can not only be costly, Continue Reading

5 Professional Types of Phishing Scams to Watch Out For

Scammers have always been a despicable, creative bunch. They will try any lie that will trick someone into giving money, sharing private information, or clicking something malware infected. Once, scams were simple. You know what to do if a person on the street asks to “hold” a dollar. We know how to shrug off a scammy telemarketer call, and we know how to ignore emails that hawk romantic prowess. In many cases, our phones and email filters help filter these scams for us because they’re so predictable. Continue Reading

Phishing Schemes and What to Know About Them

What is the first thing we all learn when accessing the internet? From the earliest days of internet communication, you learn that not everyone tells the truth in cyberspace. You can probably rattle a few of the “playground rules” of the internet off the top of your head. Continue Reading

What to Do If Hackers Try to Phish You

We recently published an article on how to respond if your computer has been exposed to malware. Every professional needs to have their version of this process. We are all at risk of targeting from hackers or automated hacking programs. This is not just true of malware infection. Phishing is just as common, and often used as a method to trick professionals into opening or downloading malware files. Continue Reading

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