Best 7 Online Safety Tips Video for Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here are some basic online tips from Making Sense of Security to keep your digital activity safe. Don’t Give Out Personal Information Avoid online phishing attempts by keeping your personal information private. Don’t give out your phone number, social
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity applies to the measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on the Internet) against unauthorized access or attack. Here we at Making Sense of Security provide a few simple measures to help you stay safe in the digital world.
FBI Hacks Vulnerable US Computers to Fix Malicious Malware The FBI has been hacking into the computers of US companies running insecure versions of Microsoft software in order to fix them, the US Department of Justice has announced. The operation, approved by a federal court, involved the FBI hacking into “hundreds” of vulnerable computers to
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,
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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
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
The availability of commodity bots and ransomware is making the business of ransomware accessible to just about every. And, according to new data, everyone’s getting in on the game. We love reports that provide an insightful view into what the bad guys are doing, quantifying what we’re all experiencing as an industry. A new report
The latest tale of an organization falling victim to a business email compromise cyber attack on their credit card processor highlights how very specific the scenario needs to be to see a payout. In 2018, RealPage, a Texas-based service provider for property owners and property management companies was the victim of a cyber attack that
The latest Data on BEC scams shows how the bad guys are using a mix of Gmail accounts, increases in stolen wire transfers, and a shift to payroll diversions to trick you out of your money from email attacks.
The use of impersonation in phishing attacks helps to establish credibility and a sense of ease. New data shows exactly how the bad guys are using this tactic to their advantage. We’ve covered impersonation scams before where cybercriminals pretend to be your CEO, hospital personnel, or even the government. New data from cybersecurity vendor Agari
A brand new report confirms what we have been saying for many years now. About 9 out 10 data breaches are caused by your users. Researchers from Stanford University and a top cybersecurity organization found that approximately 88 percent of all data breaches are caused by an employee mistake. Human error is still very much
Most Phishing Emails Are After Credentials 57% of phishing emails in 2020 were designed for stealing credentials, according to Cofense’s most recent Annual State of Phishing Report. Meanwhile, just 12% of phishing attacks last year were used for delivering malware. Cofense believes this is because credential phishing emails are better at bypassing email security filters
There is a constant war which plagues cybersecurity; perhaps not only in cybersecurity, but in the world all around us is a battle between good and evil. In cybersecurity if the “evil” side understands or pays more attention to a technology than the “good” side, we see a spike in cyber-attacks. The human race commonly
Remote Hijacking Causing Millions of Modems at Risk Multiple cable modem models from various manufacturers found vulnerable to takeover attacks Hundreds of millions of cable modems from various manufacturers may be susceptible to a critical vulnerability that can enable attackers to intercept people’s private messages or redirect their internet traffic, new research has found. Tracked