Posts tagged "computer security"

As social media surges in popularity, so too does the ability to hack these accounts. This especially affects businesses as they use these accounts to connect with their customer bases, and any compromise of these accounts could result in possible irreparable damage to a brand. Luckily, there are things businesses can do to arm themselves…

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Importance of software updates It cannot be emphasized enough how important it is to update your software. And if you choose to ignore these updates, the consequences can be disastrous. Whether it’s an update for your OS, an update for Adobe Flash, or an update for your Internet browser, updates do more than just give…

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Ask any person who’s been robbed of data and information from a computer by hackers and you’ll see how serious this can be. As the saying goes, the thief always comes in the night when you’re sleeping; but even when you’re awake, you might be passively committing security blunders so you might as well just…

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It’s that time of the year once more — summer vacation is here and people are all amped up to hit the beach or other outdoor adventure. For some, they don’t seem to feel comfortable being completely unplugged and away for several days from their work. Because of the convenience and accessibility of being online…

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How fully educated are you when it comes to malware attacks? You may know not to click suspicious links and stay away from dodgy advertisements, which is surely a good start. However, as the general public’s knowledge of malware and viruses increases, so, too, do the people who make them. Malware developers devise new methods…

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Using a public computer at an internet café, library, or school can be a different experience. First, you have no guarantee that the computer is protected; it might be riddled with viruses, and, second, unless you’re careful the next user might learn a lot more than you’d like about your online session. Built-in Safe Browsing…

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Identity theft costs businesses around the world approximately $221 billion every year, based on the US Small Business Administration. Once a criminal gets access to sensitive information, they will often rack up huge charges within a short period of time. This can put customers’ financial records in jeopardy, damage a business owner’s credit history, a…

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