There are numerous strains of malware out there, but one particularly unpleasant one is ransomware. While this malicious software has been around for some time, recently a newer, nastier upgrade was discovered. Posing a threat to businesses of all sizes, the program, called Chimera, has upped the ante when it comes to scaring its victims out of their hard-earned cash.
While small businesses lack the big budgets of their enterprise counterparts, that doesn’t make security any less of an issue for SMBs. In fact, small and medium businesses are more and more often the target of cyber criminals precisely because they generally have fewer security measures in place.
Protecting your privacy online is crucial in today’s world to avoid data breaches, malware attacks, and other mischief hackers can throw your way. The easiest way to do this is through browser extensions, but the question is which is best? Here, we’ll take a look at the most popular browser extensions that promise to protect your online privacy.
Vulnerabilities in the web-based version of popular instant messaging app WhatsApp recently left up to 200 million users exposed to hackers and malware. The bug was picked up by an Israeli IT security firm, and WhatsApp put a fix in place before news of the potential threat spread.
Over the decades of the internet’s existence, cyber threats have evolved at a rapid pace. When once there were only viruses and malware to watch out for, now you have to protect your business from worms, trojans, ransomware and dozens of other online threats.
You just got back from lunch and are settling down into your office chair. You open up your planner to check your schedule, and then wake your PC from sleep. Time to check emails. But wait, something’s wrong. You’re…waiting. Your computer is moving as slow as a brontosaurus and the problem appears to go deeper than internet speed.
It turns out that despite what you think, your critical corporate data is most likely not very secure. Negligence and glitches create 64% of data breaches - More than a third of intrusions are pegged to malicious attacks in Ponemon/Symantec report.
A recent study from Symantec and The Ponemon Institute revealed that even though the big Cyber Attacks get all the headlines, the reality is that the a significant number of data thefts are the result of employee negligence or system glitches.
One question we are getting lately from many customers lately is how to manage the influx of employees' devices that can connect to the corporate network. We call this phenomenon BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. The device can be a smartphone such as an iPhone or Android, a tablet like the iPad, or even a home PC or laptop.