Businesses today hold a lot of electronic data. Whether your business is an online store, B2B, B2C, manufacturing business, or anything in between, it is likely that you hold a lot of sensitive and confidential information about your staff, contractors, and customers (such as social insurance numbers, addresses, dates of birth, banking information, usernames, passwords, etc). Hacks and data breaches
Many businesses believe that online security breaches are only a real problem for big businesses. You only ever hear about cybercrime on the news when it happens to a business as big as Target or Home Depot. This way of thinking seems logical on the surface: When international corporations like Target are apparently vulnerable to…
You’re used to scams from people pretending to be rich relatives. But you may not have seen one from people pretending to be remote desktop support from Toronto, Markham and the rest of the GTA should beware. Wired.co.uk reported, “scammers have made an estimated tens of millions of dollars by tricking computer users into thinking their PCs are infected.” “The
Last May, Microsoft Canada IT Professional Chris Di Lullo posted a great blog post regarding a phone scam that was hitting Canadians. It looks like they are back in full swing now that school is back and everyone is back to work from the summer vacation. Pierre Roman mentioned in a Microsoft IT Pro blog post that he received…
If you think all anti-virus programs you spot are for your protection, you need to change your opinion. There are plenty of rogue security softwares or fake anti-virus programs out there that provide you with little or no protection at all. Also known as scarewares, most of these misleading programs even facilitate the installation of malicious code that they claim
Computer virus symptoms are not set in stone, but instead are constantly evolving. These symptoms evolve in different stages over the course of a couple weeks or even days. But when you are dealing with potential computer virus symptoms, you need to consider that a particular symptom may not happen as a result of a virus.
As a business owner, you likely face many challenges that test your perseverance. But it is important to ensure protecting your company isn’t one of them. Cyber threats have become prevalent in a society that is predicated on technology. In order to create peace of mind, it’s important to take precautionary measures.
What is antivirus software? Antivirus software is a set of programs that are designed to safeguard your system from malicious software worms, spyware, Trojans, and malware. Virus protection is essential to protect your personal property and remove any glitches and software viruses that are bogging down your network and operating system.
When people mention internet privacy, do you know what they mean? Unfortunately, everyone who browses the internet doesn’t understand what privacy is. Internet privacy is important to comprehend if you want to protect sensitive data, to maximize your computer privacy, and to determine what privacy means to you.
Cyber security wasn’t even a concern for most companies less than a decade ago. Today, we live in a digital world where cyber criminals appear to have the advantage as they are constantly seeking ways steal confidential information, but there are ways to prevent cyber crime.