Data breaches are quick and easy attacks for hackers to access a jackpot of personal information. Home security gadgets such as Google’s Nest are starting to inform customers of personal internet and password security breaches, but what’s the number one thing you can do to protect yourself from breaches without these tools? Read more
Ransomware is an umbrella term for a group of viruses that holds valuable information hostage– either by encrypting your data so that is is unreadable or by totally locking you out of your computer. Read more
The convenience of online shopping in undeniable – looking at hundreds of stores from the comfort of your own home at any hour, comparing costs with a single click, and delivery to your doorstep. Just recently, Sears Holdings, and Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th, and Lord & Taylor experienced data breaches where thousands of customers credit card information was exposed. It’s important to make sure that you’re shopping online in a smart and safe way.
Follow our tips below to be a smarter online shopper! Read more
Using public WiFi hotspots is a great way to avoid an expensive data plan when travelling abroad. Some of the more tourist-prone cities, like Barcelona, offer free WiFi to all citizens in high-traffic areas. This service is awfully convenient for travellers and locals alike, but what are the risks of a public network and how can you avoid them?
“WannaCry” or “WannaCryptor” is ransomware that quickly spread to over 57000 machines in over 150 countries in just a few hours, and despite attempts to stop it, continued growing. “WannaCry” is being called the biggest ransomware outbreak the Internet has ever seen. Some are speculating it could be starting to spread again – earning it a spot in our Malware Hall of Fame. Keep reading to learn more about WannaCry and how to protect yourself.
Scareware is a malicious file that falsely informs the user their computer is infected, only to actually infect it in the end. This is mostly a psychological manipulation and often appears in the form of a pop-up. Other names include Deception Software, Rogue Scanner Software, and Fraudware. Read more
Adware is malware that was created to constantly bombard you with advertisement, redirect your browsing searches to ads, and consistently collecting marketing-type data from your browsing history. This information is shared with third-parties to specify and target personalized advertisements to each user directly. Read more
A Backdoor is a software that opens an undocumented portal to the infected device. In terms of Malware, this opens up a passage for other infections to make their way onto your computer, in addition to providing access to hackers to come and go as they please to take over your system. Read more
A worm is a malicious software that requires no human intervention to be triggered, is self-replicating, and spreads through devices using a network. Its main goal is to remain on the system for as long as possible, while spreading to as many devices as possible. Read more