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A BLOG ABOUT CYBER SECURITY

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Cyber Threats

The Real Bracket Buster? Scammers Who Steal Your Data (and Your Dough).

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 13, 2017 8:25:28 AM

For fans of NCAA Men’s Basketball, there may be no surer sign of spring than Selection Sunday. Now that the matchups have been (mostly) set, the madness of March can begin — cue the filling out of brackets, the search for this year’s Cinderella teams, and the wondering of whether this will finally be the moment a 16 seed topples a conference favorite (however unlikely that may be).

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Worst Passwords of 2016: Same Story, Different Year

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 8, 2017 9:05:25 AM

Outside of locks and keys (which become more antiquated by the minute), perhaps the most basic of all security safeguards is a password. Unfortunately, it seems that “basic” is as far as many people are going in constructing the passwords that are in place to keep very private — and very valuable — data safe.

We reviewed SplashData’s 2015 edition of its “Worst Passwords List” last year…and it seems not much has changed with its 2016 tallies.

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Infographic: IoT Security Q&A and Checklist

Posted by Gretel Egan on Dec 20, 2016 9:47:45 AM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic for consumers and infosec professionals alike. Our experts have commented about the cybersecurity threats that are on the rise due to the proliferation of IoT devices — but that is certainly not halting the adoption and implementation of these products.

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Security Spotlight: Avoiding Holiday Shopping Scams

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 21, 2016 11:44:12 AM

With the 2016 holiday shopping season soon to be in full swing, cybercriminals are working overtime to turn your deal hunt into a score for the bad guys.

Below, we outline a few perennial holiday shopping scams, as well as a couple of newcomers to the scene. Familiarize yourself with the warning signs associated with these hoaxes and our tips for avoiding them. Help make your holidays memorable for the right reasons, not the wrong ones.

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Three Simple Steps for Securing Your Home WiFi Network

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 10, 2016 4:49:23 PM

You may have heard (or read) of the dangers of connecting to free, open-access WiFi networks. But did you know that your home network can also be hazardous to your personal data? If you have not taken the proper security precautions, your home WiFi is likely to be just as vulnerable as the open wireless network at your corner coffee shop. Without the proper defenses, your network could be accessible to anyone with even a modest set of cyber snooping skills.

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