Security

14
Feb

Sophos’ Security Threat Report 2012

Sophos’ Security has released their round-up of the most prominent threats of the last year and a look ahead at what to expect in 2012. This is a fairly long read, however we urge you to chip away at it when you can. Every business owner should all be keenly aware of the security threat…

26
Jan

How to Make Your Company More Secure

The story of the lost or stolen laptop with ultra-sensitive information on it is all too common. A research study conducted in 2008 by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Dell, estimated that business travelers lost more than 12,000 laptops per week in US airports. Those numbers have surely increased in the four years since….

19
Jan

Symantec Customers at Risk Thanks to Source Code Theft

The idea of being hacked is a scary one, and the importance of protecting your computer from viruses and malware can’t be understated. It’s even scarier to think about what could happen if a security software manufacturer got hacked. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to Symantec six years ago. In 2006, hackers got their hands…

5
Jan

Do you know about the National Cyber Security Alliance

Everyone wants to be safe online, but not everyone knows how.  Malicious websites, spyware and viruses may not be lurking around every corner, but they are prevalent enough for people to become more aware of what they are, how they operate and how to avoid them.  That’s where the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) comes…

3
Jan

Were you shopping online this holiday season?

Were you shopping from your Smartphone this holiday season? Many of you did! And why wouldn’t they? Besides just letting you shop from where you are, digital shopping enhances your shopping experience with the ability to research pricing, reviews, and product purchase options with ease. Results of a survey conducted for National Cyber Security Alliance…

28
Dec

Adobe Acrobat Under Attack!

If we could tell the hackers out there to take a break, we seriously would! We mean, come on, the holidays are at our doors and the last thing we’d want to do right now is deal with hacks and attacks. But we know this isn’t a possibility and a recent attack on Adobe in…

23
Dec

Cyber Security: Everyone is at Risk

As if Small- and Medium-sized Business owners don’t have enough to worry about, an increase of “hacktivism” has been predicted for 2012 by Kroll, an Information Technology (IT) consulting company. Cybercrimes are nothing new, but cyber criminals have more ways to infiltrate a small-business owner’s private company data. Just because a company is small –…

8
Dec

Google’s Geolocation Service, something to be concerned about?

Not a big fan of Google’s geolocation service? You’re in for some good news then. Following a decision by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) that the process is in violation of laws in the Netherlands, Google is letting network owners from around the world opt out of its geolocation mapping service, meaning you can…

7
Dec

6 Easy Tips For Better Security Of Your Passwords

Remembering all your passwords can be a tough job. We don’t blame you; there are so many password protected sites and PIN-protected accounts these days that anyone who can remember all their passwords should be awarded, honestly! And this difficulty is exactly what leads many people to use the same password for multiple accounts or…

23
Nov

The Top 25 Easy To Guess Passwords

Easily guessable internet passwords don’t just let you in, they let hackers in too! That’s why it’s time you knew the worst passwords you can possibly choose (and avoided them!). To make it easier for you, here’s a list of the worst passwords of 2011 (Go through it, and while you are at it, don’t forget to thank SplashData, which

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