Security

Top 10 Tips for WordPress Website Security

July 23, 2018
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WordPress, which is a very commonly used CMS, powers a third of the world’s websites. An advantage of using WordPress is that even the premium features are available at reasonable prices. Now, let’s look at the other side of the picture. A recent survey report had stated that in today’s world, where cyber attacks are […]

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Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

June 15, 2018

Are you sure that email you received from Apple is actually from Apple? Fraudulent emails are one of the biggest security threats impacting businesses and individuals. Known as phishing, these emails lure users into clicking a malicious link or downloading malware-infected file by mimicking the look of emails sent from reputable companies. This is done […]

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Breach Of Customer Security: Failed Login, Multiple Tries, Now What!?

March 28, 2018
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That dreaded moment when you see that someone has failed consistently to log in to a customer account. Now due to safety precautions, penalties must be given to whoever is trying to bust in. It could be the real person or could be a hacker. The protocol is to shut the account down for several […]

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Convincing Arguments on Why You Shouldn’t Reuse an Old Password

March 14, 2018
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You might have noticed that when you try to return to and old password on some service they will tell you, you can’t do that. Have you ever wondered why that is? I mean, for you it would certainly be easier to go to an old password, right? For example, you’ll find it much easier […]

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Don’t Get Hooked by Social Phishing, Here is How

February 23, 2018
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Prevention is better than consequences. Before we go on to discuss about the ways to survive phishing, let us first get an idea about what it is. What is phishing? Not to confuse with fishing (although the idea is same), phishing is a fraudulent attempt to extract sensitive information from online visitors by putting on […]

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5 Keys to Memorable Passwords that are Also Secure

January 14, 2018
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Nearly every website you log into, whether it is social media or a banking site, or even the places you most frequently shop online requires a password. Sometimes, those passwords can be simple, but often they are complex and have specific requirements about their length and the kind of characters that must be included. The […]

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How without back-up you can Clean Hacked WordPress Website

January 11, 2018
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When you find that your WordPress website is hacked, keep calm and see what you can do to retrieve it. Do not panic as if this is the end of the world. Try to see how you can clean the hacked website. This blog is about how to find ways to keep your website clean […]

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3 Commons Issues Affecting WordPress Security

November 27, 2017
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WordPress is a popular open source platform for building websites. To date, over 17 million websites have been built on this platform, mainly because of its user-friendly content management system. While wordpress hosted sites offer high quality protection, there are certain actions that can still pose a security threat. In order to ensure that your […]

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Why Good Cybersecurity Implies Good Leadership

November 27, 2017
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In the not-so-distant past, cybersecurity was typically the forgotten stepchild of an organization’s Information Technology (IT) department. After a spate of high-profile cyberattacks and data breaches that have foisted millions of dollars in costs and damages on the targeted companies, the responsibility for cybersecurity has moved straight up to the executive suite. A Board of […]

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Edge Computing for Enhanced IoT Device Network Efficiency

September 28, 2017
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Managing IoT devices can be very tough. Chiefly because they sometimes depend heavily on quick data processing. For this to happen, the data centers or servers responsible for processing the IoT device data has to be located in close proximity to the IoT device. This is not possible always. Therefore to avoid this problem and […]

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Security Gadgets That Make You Feel Safer at Home

September 21, 2017
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Do you feel 100% safe in your own home? Well, you should. In this increasingly digitized world, most devices have become smart devices that connect to the internet. Using Wi-Fi, you can monitor and control your electronic devices from pretty much anywhere, using your smartphone. Your house can be transformed too, simply by making use […]

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The Evolution of Banking Trojans

September 7, 2017
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Present-day criminals needn’t hack high-end bank vaults or engage in credit card skimming to steal money. While undoubtedly benign and useful on the whole, the rapid rise of advanced IT solutions over past few years has got a flip side – it allows threat actors to take their tactics a notch further. In domains where […]

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Ransomware Affiliate Systems Are on the Rise

August 24, 2017
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Crypto ransomware keeps taking the world by storm. It props a multimillion-dollar underground economy providing cyber-extortionists with abundant resources to fine-tune their modus operandi. Amidst the whole noise surrounding this despicable business model since 2013, the Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) principle is the new black. It renders online extortion increasingly toxic by making ransomware programs readily available […]

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A Lowdown on Modern Online Extortion Tactics

August 24, 2017
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Although the scourge of ransomware has become synonymous with online extortion over the past several years, things aren’t entirely black and white in this arena of cybercrime. Amidst the noise of ubiquitous ransomware incursions, people started forgetting that Internet-borne blackmail isn’t restricted to file-encrypting malware alone. In fact, perpetrators have plenty of other resources on […]

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How to Protect from Ransomware Cyber Attack

May 24, 2017
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A ransomware is a cybercriminal’s best friend. This decade-old malicious software makes hacking computers from different parts of the world a job so easy for these enemies of the law. Usually transmitted through web pop-ups and emails, ransomware can easily access an individual’s private information, and leave a threat that can possibly destroy that person’s […]

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How to Establish a Cyber Security Action Plan for Your Business

May 5, 2017
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Cyber security is not an issue you can afford to ignore. Cyber attacks grow ever more sophisticated and hackers don’t sleep. A serious data breach is catastrophic for a company’s reputation, but with technology increasingly entwined in our everyday lives, businesses need a multi-faceted action plan if they want to minimize risks. There is no […]

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How Ransomware Uses Powershell

February 15, 2017

Fileless Attacks: The Evolution of Ransomware Ransomware continues to produce significant revenue for hackers as consumers and companies move toward complete digital storage — if access to personal documents or key corporate information is suddenly and completely restricted, it’s no surprise victims are willing to pay rather than risk complete data destruction. While hackers typically […]

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A Look at the Current Malware Preying on Surfers and How to Prepare

July 5, 2016
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There was a time when average computer users were mostly concerned with sociopathic cyber threats that would erase data and cripple the operating system. Early computer viruses were mostly intended for cyber vandalism; however, the world of malicious software (malware) would eventually evolve into invasion of privacy, data theft, fraud, blackmail, and even extortion. According […]

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How to Protect Your Data When Shopping Online

May 7, 2015
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Shopping online has boomed over the last decade. On Black Friday, there is no need to put yourself through long lines and crowds of people to get the good deals anymore. You can find almost anything you are looking for online. However, as more online shops pop up, we continue to find an increase in […]

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DDoS Attacks: Yes, You Are Vulnerable — But You Can Protect Yourself

October 7, 2014
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It’s an average Tuesday afternoon, when suddenly you begin receiving phone calls from your customers asking why they cannot access your website. You try to check it yourself, and receive error messages indicating that the page is not available, or that the server is busy. Nothing else appears to be amiss — your server is […]

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5 Ways to Secure Your Android Device

June 5, 2014
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With the omnipresence of smartphones these days, it’s hard to believe less than 10 years ago the concept was almost unknown. Granted, there were PDAs and other devices around for some time before then, but Blackberry really didn’t start making a splash in the US market until almost 2006. The introduction of the iPhone in […]

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7 Tips to Boost Your Digital Security

October 31, 2013
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The digital age has revolutionized our lives, but now that our homes are stuffed with internet-connected devices, the risk of compromising your online security is far greater. Just how safe are you—and how can you minimize your vulnerability when shopping online, paying your bills, or even checking your e-mail? Here are seven tips to improve […]

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Encrypt Sensitive Information Reliably

September 30, 2013
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Most of the small enterprises forget to secure their data whereas the top most organizations have their IT departments to secure the content with top quality software and hardware systems. The smaller enterprises do not wish to spend much on this and so depends on some standard consumer programs. These software programs seem to be […]

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Norton 360 Exclusive Features That Will Make You Smile

March 27, 2013
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Protecting your computer isn’t, and never should be, a game between you and the bad guys. You know, the ones that create the phishing emails and web sites, the spam, the spyware, the malware and the viruses. With the wrong software it can be just that: a game. But if you want to win permanently […]

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