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Tips to Prevent Hacking

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Hacking and rumors of hacking have been scattered all over the news and social media since the election came to a conclusion. No matter who you voted for, hacking is a legitimate concern for every individual or business plugged into the internet or other network. To top it off, there’s been a new wave of fake Amazon delivery emails going out which can increase your risks of being hacked (or scammed!) Here are some basic tips to prevent hacking: Four Tips to Prevent Hacking Use advanced passwords and 2-step authentication-– This is a no-brainer but one that is commonly overlooked….

Ways to Reduce Data Breach Risks

Ways to Reduce Data Breach Risks

News about corporate and business data breaches have become commonplace in our newsfeeds. As the relationship between businesses and technology continue to streamline, it makes sense why hackers and cyber criminals would target corporations and small businesses alike. The large batches of sensitive information that is transmitted is a potential goldmine. As a business owner, you have an obligation to find ways to reduce data breach risks to protect your clients’ sensitive information. What Are They Looking For? The top three types of information that hackers and cyber criminals are looking for are: real names, Social Security numbers/government IDs, and…

Do You Have Sufficient Protection from Viruses and Malware?

Viruses and Malware

With technological security risks becoming more prevalent and complex, there can often be some confusion as to whether you have sufficient protection from viruses and malware. It’s important to understand that basic or free virus programs may not provide sufficient protection from viruses and malware attacks, especially for use in business. Malware encompasses many forms of malicious attacks, from simple nuisances to serious security risks, and viruses are just one type of malware. Some types of common viruses and malware include: Spyware – This type of malware hides on a computer for the purpose of tracking activity and sometimes to…