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Category: Cyber Security

15 Most Common PayPal Scams You Must Avoid

November 24th, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

PayPal is one of the most important payment systems in the world that is used by millions of people. Being a huge fan of the platform myself, I have used it for many years and encountered a number of scams during this time. Apparently, scammers try to take advantage of the popularity of the platform from the very first year it was introduced, so there are many scams.

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No one wants to lose money from PayPal account. Getting robbed online is one of worst things because the account becomes exposed and should not be used again until everything is cleared. It is clear that you should have a strong password on your account to protect from being accessed by someone else but you have to apply some extra effort to make sure that everything is secured. Read more…

10 Interesting Facts about Data Encryption You Must Know

September 1st, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

Data encryption is where messages are encoded in a way that only those allowed can read the information. Although it does not prevent interception, it does prevent the content of the message from being read by those who do not have permission to do so. Encryption is used to protect data that is being transferred by networks, mobile phones, wireless microphones, wireless intercom systems, Bluetooth devices, and ATMs. Sensitive data should be encrypted. These include:

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15 Serious Global Threats to Today’s Internet

July 18th, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

We are living in the technological advanced age in which every second is a challenge for all of us. The Invent of internet has made our lives easy and innovative but on the other hand, it has opened ways for cybercrime that has given birth to the global internet security threats. As there is more innovation, hackers are exploring more ways to attack the cyber space security with more sophisticated attempts.

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Here i am going to describe the top 15 threats to today’s internet security: Read more…

Top 20 Most Destructive Cyber Attacks in History

July 15th, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

Generally, I am quite good at techy stuff and I thought I had protection against the malware and spyware, I felt confident that I never have to combat cyber attack. But to my surprise, recently I have been a victim of cyber-attack. Yes, just like anybody else I also had a harrowing experience. I immediately called up one of my best friends Jason, who is well-versed in dealing with cyber attacks and related issues. He really proved helpful in getting me out of this technical ordeal but at the same time he did gave me some tips that will protect me from such attacks in future like setting difficult passwords, clearing browsing history and changing passwords regularly.

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As Jason was doing his techy stuff, meanwhile I started a topic of the most destructive cyber-attacks in the history. He said that he has a fair knowledge of the most notorious cyber attacks that have taken place so far. He started by saying that the main culprits behind all this hacking thing are the hackers or ‘hactivists’ (he joked). Read more…

11 Tips to Stay Safe When Shopping Online

May 3rd, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

There are different reasons why we prefer making an online purchase. E-commerce websites are glazing platforms where you can find great bargains and mind-boggling selections. It’s just-a-click-away shopping partnered with decent customer service (well sometimes). In the modern age, shopping has become more convenient for most buyers.

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However, there’s no such thing as perfect — even on online shopping. Phishing, scams and other digital crimes do exist. Data from cbs.com stated that in 2013 alone, seven percent (7%) of US organizations had lost more than $1 Million as a result of various crimes that happen on the web. Read more…

Top 10 Most Dangerous Computer Viruses

February 3rd, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

When the world was introduced to the home computer, it was also introduced to the virus. Especially since the Internet came about more and more opportunities have arose for tech-savvy types who want to infect other people’s systems for fun or profit. Even though antivirus software has become very sophisticated over the years a good backup is still necessary in 2016.

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Some viruses and other malware are nothing but an annoyance, quickly removed from a system and forgotten soon after. But some have had a real impact on the world and the way we use computers, even adding new words to the language. Let’s take a look at ten that have come up over the years. Read more…

10 Useful Tips to Secure Your Cloud Data

January 23rd, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

Are you almost always persisting to use cloud services to save your data? Well, you are not the only person in the world to think that way and so your ambivalence is valid. However, it is best to know that cloud-based storage services are here for good. These happen to be the ultimate solutions for storing the data online, with an ease of access whenever you want and wherever you want.

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While it may seem tempting, people still raise concerns regarding the matter in terms of security. Who knows someone can just sneak into your cloud data and access the sensitive information that you stored on cloud merely to save space on your hard disk. It certainly sounds like a hard bargain. Therefore it is advisable to take precautionary measures before it’s too late. Read more…

10 Easy Ways to Access Blocked Websites

November 30th, 2015 - Filed under Cyber Security

Access to a wide variety of websites is blocked by many authorities across the world. Extreme cases, such as China, use their own firewall systems to block out the majority of the internet; in other places you may find your college or workplace blocks all access to social media sites.

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Sometimes, this is a necessary tool; it may be a matter of government security or simply policy. There is usually a way round the blocks but you should ensure what you are doing is legal. We’re totally aware that as technology keeps advancing, the internet becomes more and more dangerous. Many countries have restrictions; however, they’re constantly breached by hackers with bad intentions. Read more…

Top 20 Popular Online Scams and Dangerous Frauds

September 26th, 2015 - Filed under Cyber Security

Internet these days is full of frauds and scams; you think you are looking at something but it may turn out to be the exact opposite of it. As much advantages as an Internet offers to every person, there are also a number of scams attached with this experience that you must look out for. Such scams can affect a person one way or the other without them even realizing it.

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If you are also among those who are tired of being hit by several online scams, then below you will learn the top 20 online scams that should be avoided at all costs: Read more…

Mobile Accounting Tips: Communicate Securely with Your Clients

August 9th, 2015 - Filed under Cyber Security

Pedaling on the might of technology, accounting has left the pen and paper based accounting years behind to meet the computerized solutions. Among them, cloud-based hosting of accounting software has earned praiseworthy favoritism from SMBs and CPAs. One of the major reasons of the praise is the mobile-friendly feature of cloud accounting. Cloud technology has positively influenced the unforeseen rise in the mobile device (laptop, tablet, smartphones, etc.) technology with device-independency and multi-user collaboration being its most profitable earnings.

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On the other hand, the traditional security measures have altered for accounting operations with accounting and hence, its security measures have changed. The following are very crucial security tips that every CPA must remember while handling accounting operations on mobile devices. Read more…

Choosing a Secure Web Hosting to Keep Enterprise’s Data Safe

June 21st, 2015 - Filed under Cyber Security

Every day, a huge amount of data is being created and shared by companies online. With this growing amount of data comes the need for storage space and a platform that can handle big data analysis. Web hosting companies are at the forefront of providing data storage solutions. The most innovative of these hosting companies have also addressed the need for big data processing and analytics.

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Due to growing big data needs that companies experience today, the web hosting industry has evolved to become more robust. Partnerships with software vendors, for instance, provide customers with additional benefits when using a host service. Read more…

10 Tips and Tricks to Secure Your Cloud Data

March 9th, 2015 - Filed under Cyber Security

With the recent hacking debacles surrounding the use of cloud storage, there has been a lot of questions regarding whether storing data in the cloud is secure. The answer to this question is still a big YES, but only if you know how to secure your cloud data properly.

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In this article, we are going to review some of the best tips you can use to help secure your cloud data even further. Read more…

6 Tips for Choosing the Right VPN (Virtual Private Network)

December 31st, 2014 - Filed under Cyber Security

When it comes to securing your Internet activities, protecting your personal information such as passwords and account numbers, and preventing hackers from gaining access to documents and files you would rather not make public, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are a modern day necessity.

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Yet with the hundreds, or even thousands, of different VPNs to choose from, how can you be sure you are choosing the right one? Read more…

Google Spy: The Tool of Choice and the Spymaster’s Dream

July 29th, 2013 - Filed under Cyber Security

Google has been considered the best tool for spying, with the complete devices for spy needs to help achieve a spymaster’s dream. It has been revealed time and again that there are truths emanating from Google which implies that indeed there are several instances that it had been used as a platform to a hacking or spying activity whether privately, publicly or in government entities which may include political activities for some prominent personalities.

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The Chairman of Google, Mr. Eric Schmidt’s had been notably quoted as “if you have something you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it,” thing is just as synonymous to “do not use Google products and services, if you don’t want to be spied on.” Therefore, there is a hint of truth in these words, which can somewhat be alarming. Read more…

Mobile Device Security: A Growing Need in Today’s Expanding BYOD Culture

December 13th, 2012 - Filed under Cyber Security

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device – this phenomena in today’s IT business culture is on the rise and not likely to abate anytime soon. By most measures many IT managers have embraced (at least to some extent, anyway) employee use of their own devices at work for a number of reasons, including saving the company money on expensive hardware expenditures, increasing employee morale, and as one CIO put it, BYOD being “a great way to recruit and retain young talent.”

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This paradigm shift seems especially prevalent in IT start-up enterprises. CIOs, managers and other decision makers within these new organizations may be more adept at addressing the phenomena and all it entails provided they are forthright in their assessment and understanding of it. Read more…

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