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Security admins checklist: 10 tasks to perform every year

Here is a checklist of 10 important tasks security administrators should perform to keep devices protected and secure. Security administrators oversee the secured processes in place, safeguarding the day-to-day operations of an organization. While it is easy for users to focus solely on protecting computers and their devices, security admins are tasked with managing the overall landscape–including LAN/WAN, services, the devices used to access those services, and the most unpredictable factor of them all: The end user.

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3 Tips for Retrieving Deleted Messages on Snapchat

Snapchat was invented for users to communicate through interactive messages, including videos and snapshots. This very popular and unusual messenger has two major features. First, it offers inexhaustible editing capabilities. Second, any content that the user sends to another person is available for a certain length of time, from 1 to 10 seconds. At the end of the expiration time or immediately after viewing, it will simply disappear from the mobile device. Because of that feature,

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Phone Privacy and Security

How To Set Your Phone for Better Privacy and Security?

The default factory settings on your phone are a double-edged sword. On one hand, they’re the best way to see what the creator recommends for you, and it makes it easy to get started. But sometimes, these features can have problems.

They can be reducing your battery life, or share things you don’t want them to. So no matter what phone you use, you should change a few options around if you want to have the most security. And this guide will help you to find those.

These settings alone will not protect you from persistent hackers or from complex phishing scams but they will be a great place to start your basic security review. Unfortunately cyber crime statistics are showing increasing threats year on year targeting individuals and business users.

Commercial spy apps are also on the rise and they make it very easy for unskilled hackers to target people if they can access your cell phone. Fortunately these spy apps do leave traces and you can find out if you have been hacked – if you know what to look for.

So let’s look at a few settings you should check when you first start that new phone…..

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Facebook

Facebook will not notify more than 530m users exposed in 2019 breach

Company spokesperson said Facebook was not confident it had full visibility on which users would need to be alerted Facebook has not notified the more-than 530m users whose details were exposed on a hacker forum in 2019 and has no plans to do so, according to company representatives. Business Insider reported last week that phone numbers and other details from Facebook user profiles were available in a public database. The social media company acknowledged in a

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How to Prevent Child Trafficking: What You Can Do Right Now

How to Prevent Child Trafficking: What You Can Do Right Now

Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning we may earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase through our links, but this is at no additional cost to you. Do you remember your school history lessons? If you were excited to study facts about ancient Egypt, Greece, and Africa, you might recollect their outstanding architecture, unique traditions, and… slavery. Most people heard about human trafficking from TV-shows and movies. They might also think that

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software

Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning we may earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase through our links, but this is at no additional cost to you.  If you’re managing a team, you are probably faced with the question of how to monitor your employees’ work. During working hours, they can absent from work, do other things or even take a nap! The answer to this question is to use employee monitoring

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Free Phishing-Protection Solution Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak

Free Phishing-Protection Solution Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak

OhPhish Helps Remote Workers and Businesses Fight Phishing Attacks – From the Editors at Cybercrime Magazine ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 23, 2020 /ECCouncil.org/ As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic progresses across the world, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the situation resulting in a spike of phishing scams on remote workforce and corporate systems. While working from home helps the cause of social distancing, it introduces additional risks to the organization. With less protection on home networks, employees

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Beware Of GetYourStimulusCheck.com And Other Coronavirus-Themed Domains

The likely victims, and what they can lose. With people losing jobs and businesses closing shop due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government has decided earlier this year to release financial aid. This assistance comes in the form of a US$2-trillion monetary stimulus package with the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. To date, some 88 million eligible Americans have received stimulus checks amounting to US$1,200 per individual. And as

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Who loves tax season besides accountants? Hackers

Who loves tax season besides accountants? Hackers  It’s tax time in the United States, and even if you’re pretty sure you did everything right, you’re worried. Did I file correctly? Did I claim the right deductions? Will I get audited? Unfortunately, tax season brings out scammers eager to take advantage of your anxiety. The tax scam landscape First, know that you’re probably doing a good job with your taxes. Less than 2% of returns get audited

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Best 4 Apps to Spy on Your Boyfriend’s Phone Without the Target Phone

Best 4 Apps to Spy on Your Boyfriend’s Phone Without the Target Phone

Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning we may earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase through our links, but this is at no additional cost to you.  Best 4 Apps to Spy on Your Boyfriend’s Phone Without the Target Phone Do you ever get frustrated with your mate’s behaviour? Does your boyfriend or girlfriend leave you wondering if they may be seeing someone else or worse, cheating on you?  We all get

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Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund

Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund

Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund Here’s how to lock down your data this tax season Tax season is always a high time for scams that put our money and information at risk. But this year securing your data may be more important than ever, due to a spike in unemployment fraud. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs over the course of the pandemic, and states have seen a surge in unemployment applications,

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Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theft   Are you doing enough to reduce the risk of having your identity stolen? As you start the New Year, this is a good time to reflect on what kinds of measures you should take to prevent thieves from stealing and using your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for fraudulent activities. As more and more

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Myth-busting Antivirus Software Assumptions

Myth-busting Antivirus Assumptions The number of new viruses grows every day. In fact, McAfee recently registered a 605% increase in total Q2 COVID-19 themed threat detections, contributing to the millions already in existence. While there is no way to know when or how cyberattacks will occur, it’s clear that antivirus software is one of the best ways to ensure you, and your devices, are safe. Despite its efficacy, there’s speculation surrounding the effectiveness of antivirus. To set the

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How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment

How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment   Advancements in cloud solutions and collaboration tools in recent years, coupled with the necessity of going remote due to the pandemic, have empowered today’s workforce to choose where they want to work. While the ability to work from anywhere—home, the library, coffee shops or even the beach– gives employees increased flexibility, the shift from the traditional office setting has exposed security and logistical concerns. Remote

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Telehealth

Check up on Your Virtual Safety: Tips for Telehealth Protection

Check up on Your Virtual Safety: Tips for Telehealth Protection In a poll conducted by the Canadian Medical Association, nearly half of Canadians have used telehealth services since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, in a recent McAfee study, we found that 21% of Canadians have used the internet for a doctor visit in 2020, and 28% said that such online visits will become a part of their routine moving forward Telehealth, or virtual care. This

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How Social Media Can Hurt Your Job Search And Your Future Career

It may seem that social media is your private network of friends and followers where you’d be able to post and share info like jobs what’s really on your mind in a given moment. However, this assumption is misleading since these “private” activities of yours are there for everyone to see, including your potential employers. Studies show that 90% of employers consider the candidate’s social media activity when hiring and 79% of HRs have rejected a

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Protect Your Digital Wellness: Don’t Post Your Vaccination Card Online

Protect Your Digital Wellness: Don’t Post Your Vaccination Card Online  Think Twice Before Posting Your Vaccination Card on Social Media After much anticipation, you finally get a notification that you’re eligible to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. Upon getting your first dose, you may be eager to celebrate by sharing a picture of your vaccination card on social media. After all, many of your peers have been doing the same. However, these posts could actually put your

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REvil Ransomware Now Helps with Extortion by Offering to Call the Victim’s Contractors and the Media

The bad guys are going to great lengths to ensure they make their money. As part of its Ransomware-as-a-Service, REvil is now expanding its services to aid in the extortion phase. REvil/Sodinkibi has been a major player in the RWaaS market, providing its’ affiliate bad guys with functional ransomware malware and a payment site. They are relying on the affiliate to attack, infiltrate, and compromise the victim networks in order to deploy the ransomware. This split

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Security Awareness is the Key to Cybersecurity Behavior Change

Security Awareness is the Key to Cybersecurity Behavior Change

As organizations seek to find ways to increase the effectiveness of their security stance, many are realizing the value of a cybersecurity-aware employee helping to keep the organization secure. In many ways, cybersecurity is about behavior – the behavior of the attackers, the social engineering methods they employ, the tactics they use to avoid detection by security measures in place, and how they trick users within an organization into becoming their next victim. Security solutions seek

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New Release: 2021 Remote Workforce Security Report

Holger Schultze wrote: The need to secure the remote workforce has never been more critical. A year into the pandemic, organizations are still grappling with how to protect their assets. The Remote Workforce Security Report reveals the status of organizations’ efforts to secure the new workforce, key challenges, and unique security threats faced by organizations, technology gaps and preferences, investment priorities, and more. Key findings include: Almost three-quarters of organizations are concerned about the security risks

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New UK National Cyber Security Centre Head Warns that Cybersecurity Should be Taken More Seriously

New UK National Cyber Security Centre Head Warns that Cybersecurity Should be Taken More Seriously

Even though the UK has made ‘huge progress’ on cybersecurity efforts, the new Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Lindy Cameron believes that the current efforts are still not enough. The new security head previously worked as a Director-General for the North Ireland office. She also worked for the Department for International Development (DfID), and was responsible for international programs in Africa and APAC. In her upcoming speech to Queen’s University Belfast, she

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A Discussion on How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Is your PC shielded against ransomware assaults? Ransomware is a kind of malware (vindictive programming) which crooks use to extract money. It holds info to payoff with encoding or by keeping clients locked from their gadgets. This article shows you everything to know on how to prevent ransomware attacks. We investigate the various approaches to shield your PC and your information from ransomware assaults. Pernicious programming that utilizes encoding to hold information for delivery has gotten

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A Can of Phish Bait: from Surveys to Rule Changes to Your Boss’s Boss

Employees need to continue being wary of phishing scams as they begin to return to the office, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Kay describes several phishing templates that INKY has intercepted in recent months, including one that informed recipients that they needed to fill out a compliance form related to COVID-19 risks. “Reasonably well written, this email, apparently from the human resources department at the target company, actually came from phishers located in the United

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