Installing patches and updates for your operating system is one of the vital best practices for good cybersecurity. Approximately 60% of data breaches occur because people haven’t installed an available patch, leaving their system at risk.
Every October we recognize Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CAM), which is an effort by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA) to increase awareness about the importance of cybersecurity at home and work.
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Many online services allow users to reset their passwords by clicking a link sent via SMS, and this widespread practice has turned mobile phone numbers into de facto identity documents. Which means losing control over one thanks to a divorce, job termination, or financial crisis can be devastating.
There’s a new dangerous group of vulnerabilities that were recently discovered to be impacting all devices that use Wi-Fi. These vulnerabilities have been around since before 2000 but were only recently discovered.
Using bogus surveys, texts purporting to be from a health agency, and social media posts, cybercriminals are crafting scams to target a new audience as more COVID-19 vaccines are being administered. In this week’s security tip video, learn the new trends in vaccine scams and why you should avoid posting pictures of your vaccination card.
Vishing uses an “old school” technique that is hard to detect by normal methods. You can’t use antivirus to block a phone call from a scammer.