As soon as a known vulnerability is announced, hackers get to work to figure out how to use the vulnerability to access those users who are lazy about installing updates.
All you have to do is accidentally fat-finger one letter in a website’s URL and up pops a very legitimate-looking fake copy of the site you were trying to get to.
If you and your kids are using a home PC to play games, access Facebook and surf the web, there’s a high probability you’re infected with spyware or malware.
Often these emails look 100-percent legitimate and show up in the form of a PDF (scanned document), a UPS or FedEx tracking number, a bank letter, a Facebook alert or a bank notification.
The last CryptoLocker virus forced many business owners to lose data or pay up, since there was no other way to decrypt the files.
This is a common scareware tactic used by hackers to get you to click and download a virus. Often it will appear to be a system alert or a Microsoft operating system alert.
You know you need to have a better password than “password” or “letmein” to have any hope of keeping hackers out of your PC, but what does a “strong” password mean?
Only devices that are under an expert provider’s vigilant watch of patching, updating and monitoring should be used for working remotely.
Go ask your bank what its policy is on refunding money stolen from your business account. Many people think the FDIC protects you from fraud. It doesn’t.