The looming impeachment process slowly swallowed up everything else. Formally, that occurred with the delivery, on Thursday, of the two articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Here’s a sneaky trick used by many hackers. They purchase and set up a fraudulent website that is a close misspelling of a legitimate one.
Since most malware is designed to operate in total stealth mode, undetected, you won’t know that some hacker is watching you log in to your company’s file server or key cloud application.
Often these emails look 100-percent legitimate. They show up in the form of a PDF, a UPS or FedEx tracking number, a bank letter, a Facebook alert, a bank notification, etc.
After your files are compromised, the hackers behind the attack pop up a demand screen asking for payment within a set time frame in order to get the key to decrypt your files.
At the very time when Democrats and Republicans were loudly debating and preparing to vote on two articles of impeachment, Trump was speaking at a rally in the electorally critical state of Michigan.
A pop-up notification that your PC is infected with a virus and you must “click here” to run a scan or install antivirus software is a common scareware tactic.
While concluding that the probe was not motivated by political bias, Michael Horowitz’s report also listed 17 errors in how the FBI sought to carry out surveillance of former campaign advisor Carter Page.
Hacking software can guess a five-character password in under three hours. If you only use lowercase letters, it’s 11.9 seconds.
Unless your personal device is covered under a network security plan, you could accidentally introduce a virus to the company’s network.